Education Ministry will not risk schools reopening – Nwajiuba

The Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba says the Federal Ministry of Education will not take the risk for schools re-opening, all aimed at the prevention of the deadly Covid-19.

Minister Nwajiuba said this at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 daily news conference today in Abuja.

He said that the schools would not reopen untill is clear that we are safe, so the children won’t be be affected by the pandemic.

He said that it would work in conjunction with the World Health Organisation (WHO) before the reopening of schools.

The minister added that the ministry would publish what must be done before schools could be reopened by either private or public school.

Covid-19: Minister Emeka Nwajiuba says the Federal Ministry of Education will not take this risk.

He also said that the children must go to school safe.

“We want all our children to go to school when schools would have been able to achieve physical distancing,’’ he said.




Nwajiuba explained that for tertiary institutions, there would be need to have a semester within a semester for the students

Also said while some courses would do their semester first, others would follow suit in a bid to maintain social distancing measure.

He urged lecturers in tertiary institutions to use the period to upgrade themselves.

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“Period like this should not be wasted and tertiary institutions must be functioning.’’

For secondary school students, the minister said that those in senior secondary might resume before their junior students.

He added that while some courses would do their semester first, others would follow suit in a bid to maintain social distancing measure. because of Covid-19

He urged lecturers in tertiary institutions to use the period to upgrade themselves.

“Period like this should not be wasted and tertiary institutions must be functioning.’’

For secondary school students, the minister said that those in senior secondary might resume before their junior counterparts.

Source: Vanguard

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