Schools May Open In Sept... As FG Plans Review Of Resumption Date

Schools may resume before the October date, initially set over Ebola fears, as the Federal Government plans a review for September

Primary and secondary schools in Nigeria may be resuming earlier than the October 13th date set, as the Federal Government has announced a possible mid-September review.

Speaking after Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council meeting, the Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, said a body of experts had recommended the review.

Onyebuchi said the Minister of Education Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau has been directed to meet with all states commissioners of education to agree on a date for resumption of schools nationwide.

The Minister revealed that a total of 7 people have died in Nigeria since the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease, out of a total of 18 persons infected

He added that only two patients of the EVD are still under treatment in Nigeria, one each in Lagos and Portharcourt.

Forty-one people are still under surveillance.

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