No plan to Reopen Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions says PTF

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The Presidential Task Force has revealved that the plans to reopen schools for final year doesnt not include those in the Tertiary Institutions, this was disclosed by National Coordinator of PTF, Dr. Sani Aliyu, in a radio interview yesterday.

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National Coordinator of PTF, Dr. Sani Aliyu, in a radio interview, said the PTF was, at the moment, concerned with measures that would flatten the curve and contain community transmission.

“We know that schools, together with restaurants, bars and other entertainment activities could encourage community transmission of the dreaded coronavirus, hence the reason we were not in a hurry to reopen them.

 

“However, we have taken pragmatic measures to ensure we do not lose a whole year in terms of primary to secondary school transition, hence the president’s approval for schools to reopen so that exiting students could return to school and write their examinations some of which are regional.

 

“Summarily, there is no plan to reopen tertiary institutions until we get to the top of the numbers and also see clearly that we are making significant progress in terms of flattening the curve.”

 

On Monday, PTF announced some modifications to phase two of the ease of lockdown as earlier approved by President, Muhammadu Buhari.

Chairman of PTF, Boss Mustapha, said at the daily briefing that the president approved that schools should be reopen for Primary six, JSS 3 and SS3 students.

 

In addition, he said the president equally approved the lifting of the ban on inter-state travels while maintaining the curfew time which starts from 10pm to 4am.

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