Schools in the State of Osun will reopen for academic activities on Monday, 6 October. This is contained in a directive issued by the state government
The announcement comes as the Federal Government and the Nigeria Union Of Teachers, NUT, continue talks on the 22 September resumption date set by the Federal Ministry of Education for all public and private schools in the country.
A statement signed by the Deputy Governor, Otunba Grace Titi Laoye-Tomori, who doubles as the Commissioner for Education, said that this would enable both principals and teachers to receive adequate training and put in place all necessary measures to prevent the Ebola epidemic in schools and in the state in general.
She assured the people of the State that Osun is Ebola free. She called on school managers to ensure daily practical demonstration of hand washing by the pupils and students, including teachers.
Otunba Laoye-Tomori urged Nigerians to maintain a high culture of hygiene and vigilance in the fight against Ebola Virus Disease, EVD.