All primary and secondary schools in Osun state have been ordered to be shut immediately.
Osun State Government gave the order on Thursday directing all schools in the state to proceed on Christmas and New Year break from Friday.
This was contained in a Public Service Announcement signed by the Coordinating Director, Ministry of Education, K. Olaniyan.
The government stated that the decision to shut down both private and public schools was for safety reasons without indicating the resumption date.
There have been safety concerns over the rising cases of COVID-19 recorded in the state.
The announcement read in part, “The Government of the State of Osun has directed that all primary and secondary schools (private and public) should proceed on Christmas and New year break tomorrow – December 18, 2020.
“The government places a high premium on the safety of our citizens generally and students in particular hence this proactive preventive measure.
“Resumption date will be communicated as soon as it’s safe to resume in the new year.”