Federal Government has directed heads of federal institutions and principals of Unity Colleges nationwide to close down the institutions as part of measures to curb the spread of coronavirus pandemic
Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono said that the decision to close down the schools was protect and safeguard the lives of students/pupils from the deadly scourge.
Already some state governments and the management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) have closed down school and the scheme to check the spread of the virus.
Echono said: ”We have directed all higher institutions to close this weekend. Unity Schools that have completed their exams are to close immediately. Others are to hurry and close the latest on 26th March.”