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The Federal Government has disclosed that there are plans to soon resume schools nationwide.
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The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, made the clarification on Thursday during the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 news conference in Abuja following rumours making the round that the Federal Government announced June 1 as Resumption
The Federal Government had ordered the indefinite closure of Universities, polytechnics, Colleges of Education, and Others nationwide as part of measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
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But Nwajiuba while responding to questions from the media on when the government’s plans on when will schools resume in Nigeria following the easing of the lockdown, said the schools would be reopened when the safety of the school children could be guaranteed.
He said the government was wary not to endanger the lives of the school children and further spread of the coronavirus in the society.
He added that his ministry is working with other relevant stakeholders and agencies of government to put necessary measures in place that would guarantee the safety of students before the Resumption of schools in Nigeria.
“The issue around Resuming schools has nothing to do with the availability of the schools or not. It has to do with national governance. The idea of shutting down the schools has nothing to do with the schools per se.
“You heard the chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, the SGF, keep saying it is a national response. It is a single national response and everything we do flows from that.
“When they determine, I’m sure you have seen all the experts here, that there is a measure of safety to which we can expose our children, we will gladly do that. We are watching and we are working with all bodies within and outside the country.
“The five countries of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) are meeting and I just came out of a meeting with African Union (AU) Ministers of Education, everybody is concerned as you are. We hope to Resume school very soon.
“This morning, I met with the Ministry of Science and Technology. We are looking at putting a system in place that can disinfect every student as he goes into a school and disinfect him as he goes out.
“If we resource our schools properly we can begin to reopen. But we must be able to ensure that the students go in safe and come out safe and not become a conduit for further infection in society.”
In conclusion about this article on the Federal ministry of Education reaction on June 1 as the resumption date for universities,poly and other as being spread by Some online rumour-mongers on their blogs that schools in Nigeria will resume on June 1st 2020.Please disregard that the news is fake!
Our reliable source from the Federal ministry of Education has disclosed to us that the federal government is working tirelessly to call for the resumption of schools in Nigeria June 8th, 2020 for Universities, polytechnics and Others.
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