No Date has been fixed yet for full School Resumption – Minister : The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, says no date has been fixed yet for full School Reopening’ even though the federal government had continued to engage stakeholders.
He stated this during the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Monday in Abuja.
The minister, however, expressed optimism that the date for resumption was around the corner, adding, that ”we are not going to be brandishing dates.”
You recall that all schools have been shut for over three months to prevent further spread of COVID-19 which has caused the death of over 1,000 people in Nigeria.
However, students in exit classes, mainly JSS3 and SSS3 students, resumed earlier this month to commence their final examinations.
The minister, however confirmed, that the government is engaging stakeholders on how to resume schools, no date has been fixed yet.
On Monday, the minister also spoke on the situation of tertiary institutions.
He disclosed that he and the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, met some stakeholders in tertiary education earlier in the day on the issue of resumption.
Mr Nwajiuba said about 78 private universities were insisting on resuming, while 50 per cent of the public universities said no to the resumption.
However, even if the government allows tertiary institutions to resume, most of the government own universities will not due to an ongoing nationwide strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, over welfare demands.
Insideschool Nigeria advice that all students should claim down as the date of School Resumption has not been fixed and soon as it drop you all will be the first to know.
Also we advice that student should make best use of the the free time to prepare and also make use of free e-learning platform provided by the Federal Government.