The Nasarawa state government has ordered the closure of all public schools in the state due to the outbreak of coronavirus.
The state Commissioner for Education, Science, and Technology, Fati Jimeta Sabo made the announcement at an emergency meeting with Directors, Chief Evaluation Officers and Association of Nigeria Conference of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS) on Thursday March 19.
Priincipals of secondary schools in the state were asked to hasten and complete ongoing examination on or before Thursday, March 26.
The statement reads in part:-
“Following the growing concern and gradual spread of Coronavirus popularly known as COVID19, the State Ministry of Education Science and Technology, has directed principals of public secondary schools in the state to complete their second term examination latest Thursday 26 of March 2020, and proceed for vocation.”