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COVID-19: FG Speaks On Schools’ Resumption

COVID-19: FG Speaks On Schools’ Resumption

Following the announcement by President Muhammadu Buhari, on a gradual lock down relaxation on the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Lagos and Ogun States, there have been speculations that schools may resume alongside other aspects of the economy. That will, however, not be the case as the federal government has now said there is no date yet for schools in the country to resume despite the relaxation of the lock down order.

The government also said that the West African Examinations Council has not cancelled its external exams as students will still have to go and take those exams when the government is sure to have taken good care of the pupils.

The Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, said this while replying to a question during the daily briefing by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 pandemic.

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The minister explained that the Federal Ministry of Education could not foresee or give any date when schools would be resuming in the country.

Nwajiuba noted that the federal government was not ready to put children at risk by opening schools.

The minister said:

The President actually addressed the issue of the opening of the economy gradually. Until that is done, we can’t foresee or immediately tell you when all the schools will be reopened.

It will not be proper for us to simply give you a date. It has to be in tandem with these opening terms. We don’t want to put our children at risk. None of these schools can function on their own without the society.

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On the question of children promoting to the next class, those exams will happen when we are satisfied that the children have learnt what is enough for them to move.

For those who are in the exit classes of junior basic and senior secondary schools, we are preparing them and will continue to.

This will go on until we are sure that they are equipped for the external examinations. The West African Examinations Council has not cancelled their external exams.

It was postponed indefinitely. This indefinite nature is so that we can get a definite date. Students will still have to go and take those exams when we are sure that we have taken good care of the pupils.”

View Comments (6)
  • The government should extend the lock down because cases continue increasing day by day with large number everyday. Opening of school is endangering the country,am sorry but it’s the real fact we Nigerians can’t obey the rules of social distancing

  • I think for now things should still remain the same,because nothing is getting better thing are still the same,our life and that of our kids is still at take,pls Nigerian less help each other,because I no how careless we can be we Nigerian’s, thanks to everybody for our efforts to bring and end to this,I believe insha Allah together we will bring end to this with the prayers and understanding from every Nigerian.

  • There is nothing like corona virus cases in nigeria…all those cases are lies…..FG should bring back our daily activities as it was before…we’re sick and tired of all this pandemic lies

  • I pray that God will give us the grace to overcome this condition in Jesus name I pray Amen

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