Kaduna State government has asked all public and private schools to close on Wednesday 16th December, over what it described as “rising cases of Covid-19 infections” in the state.
State commissioner of Education Dr Shehu Usman-Mohammed disclosed this in a public notice on Monday evening.
According to the commissioner, the state ministry of health has further confirmed that new wave of Covid-19 has affected residents of he States who are between the age of 10 and 35 and forms a majority of the populace in the education sector in the state.
The notice ordered the schools to conclude examinations before Tuesday 15th December 2020.
“…. physical classes in the University and other Institutions of higher learning will not be held during the period of closure. Institutions can make arrangements for teaching and learning and other activities in line with their continuity and contingency plans…..”
“…. In order to minimise the impact on teaching and learning, all schools will continue to plan lessons and where possible provide online resources for students or online lessons where schools are equipped to so….” The notice added.