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Adamawa extends school resumption by one week over measles outbreak

Adamawa extends school resumption by one week over measles outbreak
May 06
16:42 2024

The Adamawa government has extended the resumption of primary and secondary schools for the third term academic session by one week over the outbreak of measles in the state.

In a statement on Monday, Aisha Umar, permanent secretary of the ministry of education and human capital development, said the extension was to enable the government to vaccinate all the children in the state.

She expressed regrets over the inconveniences caused by the postponement, adding that some children have already been infected.

Schools in Adamawa were initially slated to resume for the third term academic session on May 6, but are now to open on May 13.

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“In view of the above, the executive governor of Adamawa, Ahmadu Fintiri, has directed that all schools, both public and private, should remain closed for one week,” NAN quoted Umar as saying.

“The new resumption date will be Monday, May 13, to enable the task force to conduct an elaborate vaccination campaign for all children.

“The ministry regrets all inconveniences caused by the sudden extension.”

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In April, about 19 children were reportedly killed following complications suffered from a suspected measles outbreak in Mubi north LGA of the state.

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