Education Minister Present Guidelines To National Assembly For School Resumption

The Federal Government of Nigeria has submitted to the National Assembly proposed guidelines for the reopening of schools.

In his presentation, while meeting with the State Committee on Basic and Secondary Education at the upper chamber, the Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, explained the ministry’s plan for schools to resume to the lawmakers.

“In the document provided, we have suggested how we can move our education sector forward during the pandemic.

We don’t want to make it known at this time so that some people will not take our proposed guidelines for school reopening.

“The documents were presented to you so that you can criticize and make inputs as major stakeholders,” Nwajiuba said.

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, in a statement at the Joint Admission Matriculation Board 2020 Virtual Policy meeting, hinted that schools may reopen on the condition that tertiary institutions in Nigeria put preventive measures that will guide against the spread of COVID-19.

Adamu also added that, educational institutions should not wait until the Federal Government announces reopening or the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) issues guidelines for resumption of schools before taking action.

Recall that as part of measures to curtail the spread of COVID-19, the government had in March, shut down schools across the country.

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