Schools In Edo State Would Open On February 1 – Obaseki

Schools in Edo State would remain closed until February 1 according the state government

In a press briefing in Benin, the state capital, the state governor disclosed that schools in Edo State will remain shutdown in the state

Nigeria in recent weeks have been experiencing the second wave of COVID-19 which is prompting government to make certain public adjustment.


Gov Obaseki  has declared that schools Edo State will remain closed until February 1. The state, like many others is currently  grappling with the second wave of the  COVID-19 pandemic.

In a press briefing in Benin, the Edo State capital, the state governor Godwin Obaseki made the disclosure as most state in the country prepares toward the January 18 school resumption date.

According to the governor, the administration would be making plans before the set date to ensure that all schools have the basic necessities to meet the safety guideline for COVID-19.

Obaseki insist that schools in Edo State must have running water, enough space to socially distance and temperature checks.

He further stated that each classroom must not hold more than 30 per cent as the state’s Ministry of Education liase with the Edo State Universal Basic Education Board (EDOSUBEB).

Meanwhile, we reported earlier that the Nigerian government has directed all telecommunication operators to deregister all SIM cards that are not synchronized with the National Identity Number (NIN) by December 30th 2020.

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