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Ebola: Reps To Review Sept 22 School Resumption Date.


The House of Representatives has directed its Committee on Education to review the federal governments directive to schools to resume on September 22 as against October 13 over the Ebola Virus Disease in the country.
Deputy House spokesman, Victor Ogene, in a statement said the directive was necessitated by growing concern amongst the public, especially parents and guardians of the pupils and students.
The federal government gave the directive to private and public primary/secondary schools in the country to give the countrys health authorities enough time to ensure containment.
Ogene noted that private school owners vehemently opposed the one-month shift in resumption, compelling the Federal Ministry of Education to settle for a new date of September 22, 2014, after a meeting with stakeholders in the sector.
He said the House leadership resolved to mandate its Committee on Education to take another look at the issue in the overall interest of the pupils and stud nts, parents and guardians and the general wellbeing of the entire country..
Ogene chronicled events leading to the suspension directive in the statement.
In the wake of the outbreak of the dreaded Ebola virus disease in the country, education minister, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, had announced a postponement in the resumption date of schools from September to October 13, 2014, so as In a swift reaction, however,