The Federal Government has directed all public, private primary and secondary schools to resume on Monday, September 22, 2014.
Minister of Education, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, who made this known, stated that preliminary measures put in place to curb spread of the Ebola Virus Disease is still intact.
Shekarau said that any State Ministry of Education that has not appointed designated Desk Officers on Ebola information should do so urgently before the resumption date.
He urged state governments to support their state Ministries of Education with all necessary funds to ensure effective implementation of the preventive measures.
He said, “We have now agreed that Primary and Secondary both pubic and private will reopen and begin formal classes on Monday, 22 September 2014. While this is in place we have decided to continue the preventive measure.
“All primary and secondary schools, both public and private should be provided with a minimum of two blood pressure measuring equipment by the Ministries of Education. The state ministries should determine the number of such equipment required and forward same to the Federal Ministry of Education.
“The Federal Ministry of Education will liaise with the Federal Ministry of Health to ensure that appropriate equipment is procured. Those states that have not complied with this agreement should please do so.
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