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Ebola Update: House Of Reps To Reconsider September 22 Schools’ Resumption Date

The Federal Government has ordered all schools around the country to resume on September 22

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Ogun state students will stay home longer than they imagined because of the Ebola Virus Disease play File Photo

Following mass outrage over the new September 22 schools’ resumption date proposed by the Nigerian government, the House of Representatives has asked its Committee on Education to take another look at the matter.

The Federal Government recently moved up the resumption of secondary and primary schools in the country from October 13 to September 22 after an earlier indefinite closure over the Ebola outbreak.

The announcement was met with displeasure by many citizens with the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) suggesting that December or even next year would be a better time for resumption.

The Deputy Chairman, House Committee on Media & Public Affairs, Victor Afam Ogene reportedly told journalists yesterday, September 9, 2014, in Abuja that the House Leadership resolved to mandate its Committee on Education to take another look at the issue, " in the overall interest of the pupils and students, parents and guardian and the general well-being of the entire country."

Ogene said further:

"You will recall that upon the outbreak of the dreaded Ebola virus disease in Nigeria, the House Committee on Health rose up to the occasion by interfacing with the health authorities, the result of which is the positive containment efforts and call-off of the strike by doctors in the country,"

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