The federal authorities is not going to be reopening faculties in response to schedule after 80 per cent of oldsters kicked in opposition to the concept.
This was said by the Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, whereas talking at Thursday’s briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja.
According to him, a survey confirmed that the majority mother and father are opposed to varsities reopening in the intervening time, as they don’t need their kids for use as an experiment.
“We are holding the youngsters at residence as a result of you may’t see coronavirus together with your bare eyes and might’t know if a baby is asymptomatic or carrying the virus. If he does, and he goes again and infects one other individual, there isn’t a method for us to know.
“Prior to that, the ministry carried out a notion survey across the nation and 80 % of the responses had been assurances from mother and father that they’re not prepared to experiment with their kids. If there are mother and father prepared to experiment – to examine whether or not it could actually work or not, we will invite them to a take a look at,” Nwajiuba mentioned.
Nigeria presently has 22,614 confirmed instances of COVID-19.
About 7,822 sufferers have been discharged, whereas 549 have died.