The Federal Ministry of Education has order the closure of all primary, secondary and tertiary nationwide due to the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic in the country.
According to the ministry, this is one of the measures to contain the spread of the virus. The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Sunny Echono, confirmed this.
When asked for dates and the duration of the closure, Mr Echono said details would be sent out on Friday.
”We will send a press release on Friday, thank you,” he said.
The ministry is also ordering the closure of all the 104 Unity Schools in the country from March 26 as a proactive step to prevent the spread of the dreaded coronavirus.
The spread of the disease has also led to countries locking in millions of their citizens, closing social spaces, locking down entire regions and shutting their doors against travellers from other countries.
On march, 11, 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared Covid-19 a pandemic and since then, the spread has worsened and more deaths have occurred.