Edo State Government has instructed all tertiary institutions in Edo State to remain closed till 1st of February, 2021 due to the second wave of the COVID-19.

The decision for Edo schools to remain closed was made known to newsmen at a press conference on Friday in Edo where the State Governor, Godwin Obaseki also highlighted the reasons behind his government decisions.

Obaseki while speaking with newsmen revealed that research “that more children and youths are infected by this virus at this point in time.”

The governor said, ”We have decided that schools will not reopen for now; this situation will be reviewed by Feb. 1.

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”We will like our own schools to reopen on Feb. 1, depending on the situation at that point in time.

“We want to ensure spacing for the children are in place and we want to ensure that they have temperature checks at the entrance of each school.

“Each classroom should not hold more than 30 percent of the students; all of that is being worked out by the Ministry of Education and the Edo State Universal Basic Education Board (EDOSUBEB).

“Within the next two weeks, we should be able to finalize plans to allow children to go back to school.”, Obaseki added.

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