Written by Godfrey AKON

Covid-19: It’s not safe to reopen schools- FG

The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, has said it is not safe to reopen schools, stating that government has no plans to reopen the institutions on June 21 as rumoured.

Nwajiuba, who stated this during the daily briefing by the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 in Abuja, said reports on reopening of schools on June 2l were fake.

“Any reopening of schools would involve the advice of experts on when it is safer to do so. This is to avoid the mistake of shipping the students in and out of school,” the minister said.

He further noted that government would not lead Nigerians into danger just because it was in a hurry to reopen schools.

The ministry was planning to bring those that would be exiting from Junior Secondary to Senior and those writing the West Africa Examinations Council to write their examinations,” he said.

Going by COVID 19 pandemic, the FG, however, was waiting for   the interstate lockdown to be eased so the children could move to write their exams in their schools in different parts of the country.

Also speaking, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and PTF Chairman, Boss Mustapha, said Nigeria would not hastily reopen schools in order to avoid severe consequences that happened to other countries.


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