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Schools Remain Shut In Katsina – Govt

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Ganiyat Ganiyu

The Kastina State Government has said primary and secondary schools across the state remain shut until further notice.

The Commissioner for Education, Prof. Badamasi Lawal, said at the weekend that education authorities in the country were still evaluating on reopening of schools amid the ravaging coronavirus disease.

Lawal said the exit examinations were designed to test the possibility of the students contracting the virus.

He stated that the state would not re-open schools until the Federal Government gave a new directive on the matter.

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“The ongoing final examinations for exit classes in schools were also designed to see the possibility of students contracting the disease in the course of writing the examinations.”

“Luckily for us here in Katsina, none of the over 6,000 students from public schools involved in the examinations contracted the disease,” he said.

Lawal added that some schools, which had been damaged due to rainstorm and dilapidation, had been renovated in preparation for possible re-opening.

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