The Federal Government today directed that all public and private primary and secondary schools should remian closed till October 13.
The directive was given by the Minister of Education, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau on Tuesday (Today) in Abuja.
“The minister and all commissioners met today, Aug. 26, to discuss issues related to the reopening of schools for the new academic year vis-à-vis the Ebola epidemic issue.
“At the end of the meeting, the following decisions were arrived at as preventive measures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all students in our schools throughout the federation.
“All primary and secondary schools both public and private are to remain closed until Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, which is the new resumption date for all schools throughout the federation.
“This is to ensure that adequate measures are put in place before the students report back to school,’’ the Minister said.