Coronavirus: Kebbi gov’t orders closure schools


The Kebbi State Government has ordered the immediate closures of all primary and secondary schools in the state for the safety of pupils over as a precaution to stop the spread of the novel Coronavirus into the state.

The Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Alhaji Muhammadu Magawatta Aleiro, confirmed the directive on Saturday after an emergency meeting with proprietors of private schools, secondary school principals and other stakeholders.

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Aleiro explained that while primary school pupils would not resume school on Monday, all students in boarding schools would be allowed to stay in their hotels until Monday when their schools will be closed.

The meeting, which was attended by the Acting Executive Secretary of (SUBEB), Hajia Asmau Alkali, leaders of the NUT, leaders of private schools and association of principals, lasted for about 45 minutes.


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