Ondo state government says it has not directed or permitted the reopening of primary and tertiary institutions, public or private in the state while secondary schools have been permitted to open for only SSS 3 and Junior Secondary school class 3.
This directive is in line with its objective of strengthening public safety, protecting the lives of residents and further mitigating the spread of COVID-19.
The Chairman of inter- ministerial committee on COVID-19, professor Adesegun Fatusi who made the plea in Akure, the state capital, noted that the government is keen to see students return to classes but in a safe, serene and secured environment.
He noted that the government would not tolerate any illegal act of reopening of schools contrary to the government’s directive.
Fatusi encouraged parents to ensure that their children and wards continue to stay at home until the government directs otherwise.
He further implored individuals and all groups to continue to observe all safety measures against COVID-19.