In view of the widespread concern over the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Ministry of Education in Nasarawa State, has ordered the closure of public schools to prevent outbreak of the virus.

State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Hajiya Fati Jimaita Sabo, gave the orders, at an emergency meeting with Directors, Chief Evaluation Officers and Association of Nigeria Conference of Principals of Seconadry Schools (ANCOPSS), on Thursday.

According to a statement issued by the ministry, the Commissioner directed all school principals across secondary schools in the state, to hasten and complete ongoing examination latest Thursday, 26.

Students are to proceed on vocation until further notice.

The statement issued by the education ministry reads: “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.”

This is coming on the heels of recent reports indicating that five members of a family in Keffi, have been quarantined at the Federal Medical Centre, Keffi, suspected to have contracted the disease.

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