• FG Yet To Reopen Schools, Warns Against Fake News.

    The Nigerian Federal Government has warned against resumption of any school at any level in the country as all schools remained closed till further notice.

    This was disclosed in a circular to heads of commissions and regulatory bodies in the education sector dated Friday, May 8, 2020.

    In the circular, gov’t insisted that schools at all levels were still closed, asking them to ignore fake news in the social media that it had directed resumption of schools.

    It read: “Further to our earlier circular, FME/PSE/HE/1041/C 1/Vol.1/137 of 19th March, 2020, this is to confirm that all schools shall remain closed as we monitor developments on the containment of COVID-19.

    “This is without prejudice to officers on essential services and other operational exigencies as may be determined by the  chief executive of each institution.

    “All chief executives and other stakeholders are to ignore ‘fake news’ on the subject matter in the social media as the situation is under constant review and any decision on the resumption shall be conveyed through the appropriate channels.”


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