Ondo State Government not Ready to Reopen Schools

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The Ondo State Chairman of Inter- Ministerial Committee on Covid19, Professor Adesegun Fatusi has ordered both private and public schools in the state to comply with the government’s directive for schools to remain shut until they are permitted to be reopened.

Fatusi explained in Akure, the state capital on Wednesday that, “The Government is very keen to see students return to classes, but in a safe, serene and secured environment. The government would not tolerate any illegal act of re-opening schools contrary to the government’s directive.”

He advised parents to ensure that their children and wards continued to stay at home until the government directed otherwise.

The Ondo State Government declared that it had not directed or permitted the reopening of primary and tertiary institutions, public or private, in the state. However, only the Senior Secondary School 3 and Junior Secondary School Class 3 have been permitted to open because of the external examinations they are sitting for.

The government affirmed that the directive was in line with its objective of strengthening public safety, protecting the lives of residents, and further mitigating the spread of COVID-19.