COVID-19: Osun orders closure of private, public schools indefinitely

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The Osun State Government has ordered all primary and secondary schools in the state to go on Christmas and New Year break without stating a resumption date. The break is expected to commence on Friday, December 18, 2020.

This was disclosed by the Coordinating Director, Ministry of Education, K. Olaniyan, via a statement issued on Thursday.

According to him, the decision to shut down both private and public schools was for safety reasons.

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He said, “There have been safety concerns over the rising cases of COVID-19 recorded in the state. The Government of the State of Osun has directed that all primary and secondary schools (private and public) should proceed on Christmas and New year break tomorrow – December 18, 2020.

“The government places a high premium on the safety of our citizens generally and students in particular hence this proactive preventive measure.”

He added that the resumption date would be communicated as soon as it was safe to resume in the new year.

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