To prevent an outbreak of the Ebola Viral Disease (EVD), the Federal Government has reportedly approved the extension of the current holiday of primary and secondary schools across the country until further notice.
NewTelegraph reports that the development, government stated, is part of measures to curb the spread of Ebola. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Youth and Students Matters, Comrade Jude Imagwe, who disclosed the postponement of school resumption in Abuja yesterday did not state how long the students would be on holiday. He said that President Goodluck Jonathan was wary of the danger of the disease to the nation’s future generation and as a result ordered that the schools remained on holiday till the country finds a way out of the outbreak.
“He advised that as a President, he did not desire that our secondary and primary schools should be opened at this time because we have high population of young brothers and sisters who want to see themselves grow from primary and graduate tomorrow. We cannot have what it takes to have eye on each of these brothers and sisters: the future of this country in their classes,” he said.
While advising Nigerians to value their life and those of others around them, Imagwe also berated those suspected to have the virus and had been put under surveillance but escaped. This, he noted, constitutes great health risk to many unsuspecting Nigerians.