The management of Oyo state-owned institution, The Polytechnic, Ibadan has ordered students to stay away from the school as part of measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.
The decision of the management according to the Public Relations Officer of the School, Alhaji Soladoye Adewole, is in line with the directive of Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde that all schools in the State should be shut down.
The PRO made this announcement on Ibadan based Radio Station, Fresh FM earlier today while responding to questions about the steps the institution is taking to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, a pandemic that has killed thousands globally.
He stressed further that the management of the institution will hold a meeting on Monday to decide on more proactive measures to be taken to prevent the spread of a virus with numerable confirmed cases in the Country.
He then advised students not to see it as an opportunity to attend parties or sporting events. Adding that the main reason the school is closed is to reduce physical contact as much as possible and ensure social distance which is a reliable way to prevent the spread of the virus.
Earlier in the day, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control announced an increase in the number of confirmed cases in the country from twelve to twenty-two.