26 August 2014

Nigeria: Shekarau Meets Commissioners Over Extension of School Holiday

Minister of Education Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau will today meet with state education commissioners on the possibility of extending the current school holiday as a precautionary measure to check spread of the Ebola Virus Disease.

Shekarau's spokesman, Sule Ya'u Sule, told Daily Trust yesterday that participants at the meeting would deliberate on the matter before the government makes any pronouncement on it.

"The minister has got the mandate of the president to meet with all education commissioners from the 36 states of the federation to discuss the issue and come up with a stand," he said.

According to Ya'u, the matter concerns all the country, hence the need to allow stakeholders in the sector to analyze the situation and decide on it.

"The stakeholders will at the end of the meeting come up with a recommendation upon which government will decide whether to extend the summer holiday or not," he said. Pupils and students of primary and secondary schools nationwide are expected to resume next month.


Bangladesh Hails Military Over Defeat of Boko Haram

Officials of the Bangladesh army on Tuesday commended the current leadership of the Nigerian military for decimating the… Read more »

Copyright © 2014 Daily Trust. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 1,000 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.