The federal Ministry of Education has ordered the closure of all Tertiary Institutions, Secondary and Primary schools nationwide with effect from Monday, 23rd March 2020.
The announcement filtered in on Thursday evening.
Patmos Media Line learnt that most Universities, public and private had already fixed their Council meeting for tomorrow but now that the Federal Government has given directives all the institutions are likely to comply effective from Monday.
The federal government Thursday launched the National Broadband plan 2020-2025 which would have made online lectures easy as done in foreign countries.
Many foreign countries including Italy, USA and Britain have shut down all schools because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The Federal Ministry of Education announcement did not specify the duration of the lockdown.
- By Eniola Olatunji.