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Schools Reopen In North Korea After COVID-19 Delays

North Korean children returned to their classrooms in face masks on Wednesday as schools reopened after the new term was delayed for months by coronavirus precautions. Pyongyang has not confirmed a single case of the deadly disease that swept the world after first emerging in neighbouring China, but has imposed strict rules, including closing its…

Cameroon schools reopen despite rising virus cases

Cameroon’s schools and universities reopened on Monday as the government was criticised over weak measures to combat the spread of coronavirus in one of the worst-affected countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The government suspended classes in mid-March for universities and schools at all grade levels, both public and private. Cameroon was the first central African country…

COVID-19: Schools remain closed — FG

The Federal government has maintained that schools would remain closed for now. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha,  disclosed this on Monday in Abuja at the 38th joint national briefing of the task force. The SGF also warned that the nation is…

Three steps to build more inclusive, efficient, resilient education systems, by World Bank

The COVID-19 pandemic threatens education progress worldwide through two major shocks: 1. The near-universal closing of schools at all levels and 2.The economic recession sparked by pandemic-control measures Without major efforts to counter their impacts, the school-closings shock will lead to learning loss, increased dropouts, and higher inequality, and the economic shock will exacerbate the…

FG insists schools in Nigeria remain closed

Following the spike in the cases of Coronavirus across the country, the Federal Government has announced that all schools nationwide at all levels remain closed. The government made this known through a circular dated Friday, may 8 channelled to heads of commissions and regulatory bodies in the education sector. Ministry of Education through the memo,…

Coronavirus: Benue closes schools indefinitely

Benue State Government has directed that all schools in the state be closed indefinitely from March 27 as a proactive measure against the pandemic Coronavirus. The state Commissioner for Education, Prof. Dennis Ityavyar, confirmed this in a telephone interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday, in Makurdi. He said the government would not…

COVID-19: FG shuts Federal Tertiary Institutions, Unity Colleges

The Federal Government has directed heads of federal institutions and principals of Unity Colleges nationwide to as a matter of urgency close down the institutions in order to curtail the spread of the disease. So far, three hundred of the infected cases are found in African countries, many of which are either returnees from countries…

Coronavirus: LASU postpones convocation indefinitely

The 24th convocation ceremony of the Lagos State University (LASU) Ojo has been postponed indefinitely. The decision was in response to the rampaging coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19). It was taken at an emergency management meeting on Thursday. A source was quoted as saying: “Yes, that is the final decision. The management meeting is still on but…

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