No School Resumption until Govt. Lifts Ban – Ogie.
The government of Edo State has directed that no school must resume in the state until a fresh directive is issued on the suspension of school resumption.
Osarodion Ogie Esq., the Secretary to the State Government, who revealed this in a statement on Saturday emphasized that the suspension of schools’ resumption is applicable to all educational institutions in the state.
He added in the statement that the action is to limit the spread of the virus and protect lives and livelihoods in the state.
On possible resumption date, Ogie noted in his statement that the directive would be reviewed on February 1, 2021, when the outcome of efforts to check the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state would be evaluated.
“The Edo State Government hereby announces that the suspension of schools’ resumption is applicable to all educational institutions in Edo State, from pre-school up to tertiary institutions.
“This directive subsists till February 1, 2021, when efforts to check the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) are to be reviewed.”
According to him, the government is collaborating with communities and organizations on enlightenment and enforcements of new measures to ensure the compulsory wearing of facemasks in public, use of hand washing stations, restrictions on religious and social gathering and new guidelines for operations of markets, hospitality and transport sectors.
He reiterated the need to avoid crowded places, closed spaces and close contact with people, adding that compliance and enforcement teams have been mobilized to ensure the directives are adhered to.
Recall that Obaseki had earlier rolled out several measures to halt the spread of the virus in the state during a press conference in Government House, Benin City.