The governor of Ondo state, Rotimi Akeredolu has ruled out resumption of schools in the state as he reiterated that the public health and safety is the priority.
The governor, through the Chairman of the inter-ministerial committee on COVID-19, Professor Adesegun Fatusi, said the state government has not permitted any school, either secondary or tertiary, private or public, to open school.
He further stated that the oy permission was given to the secondary students in SSS 3 and JSS 3 to writer their WASSCE and JSCE respectively.
Speaking further, Fatusi stated that the non-reopening of schools is in line with the government’s objective of strengthening public safety, protecting the lives of residents, and further mitigating the spread of COVID-19.
According to him, all school authorities – both public and private had been ordered to comply fully with the government’s directive, to remain closed until the state government expressly permits such.
Fatusi said, “The Government is very keen to see students return to classes, but in a safe, serene and secured environment. The government would not tolerate any illegal act of re-opening schools contrary to the government’s directive.
He urged the parents to ensure that their children and ward continued to stay at home until the government directed otherwise.