News Posted by Monday Jusaw on May 27, 2020Leave a comment
Reopening Of Schools On The 8th Of June, 2020
A briefing was held in Abuja today (Wednesday) by the presidential task force on covid-19, the minister of education was present in this briefing, by name Mr Emeka Nwajiuba who reported that the federal government is thinking of grouping classes for primary, secondary and tertiary institutions when the education sector resume due to the Coronavirus pandemic in the world.
The minister said that schools will reopen in Nigeria on June 8; he assured Nigerians that the government is taking all necessary steps to ensure the safety of pupils and student across the country.
“Until we are sure these children can go to school, return safely and not bring up with them COVID-19 and infect people who are more susceptible than they are, then we are running a huge risk and God forbid, in our hurry, something happens to our children, I am not sure how anybody will be able to retrieve what has been lost.”
Mr Nwajiuba said the ministry is acting on the advice of experts and the world health organization, he urged the private owners of schools to work together with the government to ensure a safe reopening of schools.
We are going to publish a specification on what we expect COVID-19 or post-COVID-19 reopening to look like. We are not talking about coping with COVID-19 but in spite of COVID-19, we expect that we will adapt.
“For a country that has over 115,000 primary schools, you will understand that 35,000 of these who are private must agree to set up the same standard in other to allow children to go in.
“We may have classes in the morning and classes in the afternoon so that we will have the whole of the infrastructure divided, provided they can serve us. I am not sure we will have classes at night. But we can do with morning and afternoon for now,” he explained.
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