Edo insists suspension of resumption order is for all educational institutions.

Edo State Government on Saturday said that the suspension of schools’ resumption is applicable to all educational institutions in the state.

The government noted that the directive would be reviewed on February 1, 2021, when the outcome of efforts to check the spread of coronavirus in the state would be evaluated.

Secretary to the State Government, Barrister Osarodion Ogie, who disclosed this in a statement, said the state government is taking drastic measures to limit the spread of the virus and protect lives and livelihoods in the state.

The statement said: “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 are to be reviewed.”

Ogie further disclosed that the government is collaborating with communities and organizations on enlightenment and enforcement of new measures to ensure compulsory wearing of face masks 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.

Patmos Media Line however learnt that the late clarification has affected some tertiary institutions whose sgtudents were told to report on Saturday and Sunday in preparation for classes that would have commenced on Monday.

Most of the tertiary institutions were private institutions who are in a fix now what to do and efforts to get Barrister Ogie proved abortive as one of the aides said their instructions are clear enough.

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