COVID-19: Kebbi Lock Down Schools

AREWA AGENDA – Due to cases of people who have contacted Corona Virus in the country, the Kebbi State Government has ordered the immediate closure of all Primary and Secondary Schools in the state.

The Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Alhaji Muhammadu Magawatta- Aleiro, who confirmed this development the move was necessary in order to safeguard their pupils and Students from contacting the virus.

The Commissioner spoke shortly after an emergency meeting with the proprietors of private schools, the Association of All Secondary Schools’ Principals and other stakeholders in Birnin Kebbi.

Aleiro said that the primary schools’ pupils in the state would not resume on Monday.
However, all the students in the boarding schools would be allowed to stay in their hostels until Monday, March 23 when their schools would be closed.

“We are all aware of the pandemic of COVID-19 popularly known as coronavirus which started in China.

“For this reason, our governors had met in Abuja and agreed to close all our schools.
“For this reason, teachers association, heads of MDAs, principals’ association are here; and from today, we have closed all schools.

“Primary schools’ closure had taken effect from today while boarding schools will be closed on Monday, March 23,” he said.

He said that the schools were expected to complete their normal programmes on April 9 as they had started going through revisions of topics taught and were preparing for their examinations.

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