Anambra Shuts School Over Covid-19 Violation

The Anambra State government, Thursday, shut Royal Ambassador’s Schools in Onitsha for flouting the Covid-19 preventive protocols. The school’s certification for practice was also withdrawn.

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This was disclosed by the permanent secretary of the state ministry of basic education, Dr Christy Obiano, in a letter seen by our correspondent in Awka. The permanent secretary said the action would serve as a deterrent to other schools in the state.

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THE WHISTLER reports that the state government had earlier fixed the resumption date for pupils and students on February 1, while proprietors and teachers resumed on Jan.18.

According to the letter, “The Ministry of Basic Education wishes to announce the closure and withdrawal of approval of the Royal Ambassador’s Schools at Onitsha for violating the government’s resumption directives. Students and pupils of the schools were also seen without face masks, on Monday, Jan. 18, receiving lessons against government’s directives.

“The schools’ fragrant disobedience to government’s directives can endanger the lives of children, and it is not in the best interest of education in the state. Parents are, however, advised to withdraw their children from the schools, which remain closed.”

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