All Schools To Remain Closed Till Further Notice – Kaduna State Government

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Amid rising cases of the dreaded coronavirus, the government of Kaduna state has ordered to remain shut indefinitely.

The Permanent Secretary, of , Mrs. Phoebe Yayi disclosed this in a statement on .

She said that only Kaduna Polytechnic and the National University were exempted because they requested for them to for students to write exams only.

The Permanent Secretary while stating that no definite date has been aside for the reopening of in Kaduna state, explains that the decision became necessary because the is different in Kaduna State, as the state has had increases in the number of COVID-19 cases.

“In Kaduna State, we have our own peculiar , before now, we had the news through the Social Media that, Kaduna had declared 18 January 2021 to be the date which we disclaimed.

“We to it categorically clear that, Kaduna is yet to fix a date for to .

“In as much as the Federal Government has declared January 18 as the date for , Kaduna State is yet to declare a date for ”.

She noted that the government still monitoring the and promised to a pronouncement regarding that in due course.

The Permanent Secretary further stated that the of will on , January 18, meeting on in the state, while the state of Health will brief them on the COVID-19 cases with a view to taking a on how to advise the government.

According to the Permanent Secretary, the only exception they have, for now, is the National University of Nigeria and Kaduna Polytechnic have specifically requested for them to for students to write semester examination.

She added that they have inspected the school premises, confirmed their preparedness, and satisfied with all the protocols put in place and giving them the approval to open for exams only.

Mrs. Yayi also requested the state or federal Institutions that are in Kaduna State to please on to their activities until the government comes up with a clear date for resumption.

“For Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, we are yet to receive any communication from them, so as far as we knew, ABU Zaria is till closed until we receive a directive from Kaduna