Governor Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra State has ordered the immediate closure of schools in riverine areas in the state.
Schools in flood-prone areas are also affected.
This was contained in a statement issued on Tuesday by the state’s education commissioner, Prof. Ngozi Chuma-Udeh.
The statement, which was signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Barr. (Mrs) C.N. Obiano, for the commissioner, said, “I am directed to convey the Honourable Commissioner’s approval for the closure of all schools in riverine and flood-prone areas in the state with immediate effect in compliance with the already published 2021/2022 Special Academic Calendar for riverine and flood-prone areas in the state.”
According to the statement, the closure was in compliance with the already published 2021/2022 special academic calendar for riverine and flood-prone areas in the state.