The Kogi State government has ordered primary, secondary and tertiary institutions in the state to reopen as from September 14, 2020.
The development was made public on Tuesday by the State’s Commissioner for Education, Science, and Technology, Hon. Wemi Jones during a press briefing in Lokoja, the State capital.
Jones explained that the decision to reopen schools was taken after due consultation with all relevant stakeholders in the state and readiness to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
Meanwhile, in Nigeria on Tuesday recorded 239 new cases of the novel coronavirus, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said.
The health agency revealed this in a late-night tweet.
The country now has a total of 54,247 confirmed cases, with 42,010 persons discharged and 1,023 deaths.
Plateau reported the highest number of cases with 116 while the Federal Capital Territory ranked second with 33 new infections.
Other states with new cases include Lagos-19, Ekiti-12, Kaduna-11, Ogun-11, Ebonyi-8, Benue-7, Abia-5, Delta-5, Ondo-4, Edo-3, Imo-2, Osun-2, and Bauchi-1.
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