From Sa’adatu MAINA, Damaturu
Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni has directed that all public and private schools in the state be closed for one month as part of measures to avert the spread of Coronavirus.
The directive was contained in a statement released on Monday and duly signed by the State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Dr. Muhammad Sani Idriss.
“Following the recent pandemic outbreak of Corono virus globally and in particular in Nigeria which has endemically affected about 30 people in different state of the Federation, His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Yobe State, Hon. Mai Mala Buni has directed all institutions in the state both public and private institutions to be closed as from Thursday, 26th March, 2020 to Sunday, 26th April, 2020”, it said.
According to the statement, the governor appreciates parents and guardians for their support and understanding under this truing period, also charged them to pray fervently to Allah (SWT) to wipe away the pandemic globally.
The statement also ordered all Principals and Head Teachers in both public and private schools under the ministry to take immediate action towards actualizing the directive.
The statement equally urged students particularly those in SS 3 and JSS 3 to use the period and study hard while at home.