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‘Our Decision on School Shutdown Over COVID-19 Stands’, Says Ministry of Education

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The Federal Ministry of Education has said that its decision to close schools, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, remains in force.

The ministry through a statement signed by the Director Press, Ben Bem Goong, n Thursday quickly addressed a fake report that it has ordered schools to resume.

Nigeria currently 407 cases of COVI9-19 as the cases continue to increase on a daily basis. 128 have been discharged with 12 deaths recorded.

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“The ministry has not directed the reopening of any school at any level. The purported press release by the minister to that effect is a clear forgery as it did not emanate from the minister,” the statement said.

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The statement, therefore, advised the public to disregard all fake stories that appear to be news in the mass media.

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In a related development, Mr Goong has said that the government does not blame vice-chancellors for the strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

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