The Federal Government says schools cannot be reopened now as it is not yet safe to do so. The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, stated this in Abuja during the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. He described as fake, reports that the government would reopen schools on June 21. He said: “Any reopening of school would involve the advice of experts on when it is safer to reopen schools.
He added that the reason is to avoid the mistake of shipping the students in and out of school and the Ministry would not like to lead Nigerians into danger by being in a hurry to reopen schools. “I’ll not want to experiment with your children.
He talked about that what the Ministry is planning in the meanwhile is to carry people who’ll be exiting from Junior Secondary to Senior and people who will likely be writing the West Africa Examinations Council (WAEC) in addition to NECO and NABTEB to write down their promotion exams and taking a look at when the interstate lockdown will likely be reopened so the youngsters can transfer to write down their exams of their faculties.
Also responding to this, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and PTF Chairman, Boss Mustapha, mentioned Nigeria wouldn’t reopen faculties in a rush as a way to keep away from extreme penalties that occurred to different international locations. He cited South Korea that reopened the faculties and needed to shut them once more when the circumstances spiked in addition to Israel that additionally reopened the faculties and shut them once more.