Benue State Shuts down Schools over Coronavirus

Benue State Shuts down Schools over Coronavirus

The Benue State Government on Thursday directed that all schools in the state be closed indefinitely from March 27.

Prof. Dennis Ityavyar, Benue State Commissioner for Education, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday, revealed that the government would not treat the pandemic with levity.

Ityavyar further said that the State Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism would address the press on the issue of churches and Mosques in the state soon.

“Coronavirus is a serious pandemic, we are not treating it with kids gloves.

“In order to prevent any unfortunate incident, the State Executive Council has decided to close all schools from primary to tertiary institutions.

“Those who have examinations should hurry up and complete before March 27 as students will be on holidays till further notice.”

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“The closure will affect both private and public schools,” Ityavyar said.

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