OYOGist.com has learned that the Federal government has ordered closure of University of Ibadan (UI) and other tertiary institutions as a measure to check coronavirus.
Sonny Echono, permanent secretary of the ministry of education, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, said the closure also affected 104 unity schools.
“We have directed all higher institutions to close this weekend. Unity Schools that have completed their exams are to close immediately. Others are to hurry and close the latest on 26th March,” he said in a statement.
“The Federal Government has ordered the closure of all the 104 Unity Schools in the country on the 26th of March, 2020 as a proactive step aimed at preventing the spread of the dreaded Coronavirus,” Ben Goong, director of press in the ministry of education, said in a statement.
The principals were directed to immediately report any suspicious case to the nearest health authorities.
There are currently nine active coronavirus cases in the country while the federal government has taken many measures to prevent the spread of the disease.