schools will be reopened by Edo Government, religious centres


The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has hinted that students at Junior Secondary School Class, 3 and Senior Secondary School, 3, would be prioritized ahead of the reopening of schools in the State.

Mr Obaseki had earlier directed schools in Edo to shut down in March as part of measures to curtail the spread of the Covid-19.

According to a statement on Sunday, the Governor said the State government was liaising with the Federal Ministry of Education to develop guidelines for the reopening of schools.


“As schools remain closed, rules for reopening are being developed in agreement with the Federal Ministry of Education, most importantly for students in JSS 3 and SS 3 who are preparing for their exit examinations.

“Edo parents and guardians of pupils in primary schools, should continue to utilize our e-learning platforms for their educational needs, while they remain at home’

‘After consultations with the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, and other religious bodies, reopening of places of worship will commence soon.

“Just as we continue to expand screening and testing to religious groups/organizations and business establishments, we urge religious organizations and corporate bodies to assist us to drive modalities for our new norm and cooperate with the designated health and security agencies in this regard.

“The 10 pm to 4 am curfew as directed by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 subsists,” he added.


    1. Reopen schools, but make sure schools are fumigated and has a well treated hand sanitizers for all the pupils in the schools.
      School Administrators are supposed to be trained on safety tips and given kits.
      Most School Environments are so bushy and unkept

    2. This is good to reopened schools because many students have diverted into another things since closedown occur but the schools management should at least provide adequate protection for all students, because a sound health is a good wealth.

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