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Government Orders Closure Of Schools Till Further Notice

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Schools in Kaduna State have been ordered to remain under lock and key till further notice.

This is despite an approval by the Federal Government for all schools in the country to resume on Monday, January 18.

The state’s Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Phoebe Sukai Yayi, disclosed that schools in the state will not resume on Monday, January 18, as approved by the federal government.

In a statement  released on Sunday, January 17, Yayi stated that the order mandating the closure of schools in the state also extends to federal institutions.

She said a date for the resumption of schools will be announced after the government’s assessment of the COVID-19 situation in the state.

Yayi said: “We want to make it categorically clear that Kaduna State is yet to fix a date for resumption to schools.

“In as much as the federal government has declared 18th January 2021 as the date for resumption, Kaduna state is yet to declare a date for resumption.

The Permanent Secretary also noted that approvals were given to the National Open University and Kaduna Polytechnic to conduct exams for their students following a written request by both institutions. She stated that Ahmadu Bello University did not make any similar requests in writing and must remain closed like any other schools in the state.

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