UPDATED: Federal Government Approves “Safe Reopening” of Schools


The Federal Government has introduced reopening of main and secondary faculties just for preparatory courses for graduating college students and pupils – main 6, JSS Three and SS3.

Only these sitting the National Common Entrance Examinations, WAEC and NECO examinations, and many others are to renew courses so long as the colleges comply strictly with the advisable steps and required measures to be issued by the Federal Ministry of Education, the Federal Government acknowledged.


While encouraging faculties to proceed with the digital studying and visible educating, it mentioned all daycares and first faculties should stay closed until analysis. Secondary and tertiary establishments are additionally to stay closed.

The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr. Sani Aliyu, made these recognized in Abuja.

He mentioned: “Students in solely graduating courses – Primary 6, JSS Three and SS3, shall be allowed to renew in preparation for examinations.


“All daycares and first faculties stay closed until analysis. Schools are inspired to proceed with the digital studying and visible educating, however the pupils could proceed to take the National Common Entrance as quickly as it’s possible, supplied that they’re compliant with issued non-pharmaceutical interventions.

“For secondary and tertiary establishments, all faculties are to stay closed until additional analysis. Arrangements are to be made for exiting graduating college students in JSS Three and SS 3, to renew at each boarding and day faculties as quickly as doable for intensive revision train workouts.”


He additional added: “All academic institutions are to conduct exhaustive critiques to make sure compliance with the issued tips on COVID-19 earlier than the opening up for this function. They will open up just for the aim of exiting college students.

“Arrangements to be made for college students participating in NABTEB and BEC exams, WAEC examinations, NECO and sub exams respectively.

“All faculties should adjust to the strict advisable steps and required measures to be issued by the federal Ministry of Education earlier than an establishment is reopened within the timeline to be supplied.”

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