Jigawa orders closure of schools over rising COVID-19 cases

The Jigawa State Government on Tuesday announced the closure of public and private primary and secondary schools across the state.

It directed that the schools should be closed effective Tuesday following the increasing cases of coronavirus in the country.

The acting Permanent Secretary at the State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Rabiu Adamu, made the announcement in a statement released to reporters in Dutse, the state capital.

He advised parents and guardians to prepare for the evacuation of their children and wards back home from Wednesday, especially those in boarding schools.

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