Federal Government Gives Latest Update on School Resumption

The Federal Government in a swift reaction has given fresh update on school resumption, even as Governors of six states in the South-West region of the country released a communiqué to reopen schools.

This latest update is coming just after the six South-West States, are gearing up to flout  Federal Government’s  order by reopening school in order to allow students write the forthcoming West Africa Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations, but the government’s has maintained that schools should remain closed.

However, the Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba said the Ministry was still in consultation with Education Stakeholders so an amicable decision can be reached.

Nwajiuba added that, the West African Examination Council (WAEC), are already in talks with other West African nations on a possibility of rescheduling the exams.

In a briefing with journalists on Wednesday, Nwajiuba stated that Adamu’s statement is the position of the ministry.

He noted that there is no confidence that Nigeria is safe yet as the figures from NCDC are still very high.

The Minister further added that the ministry has brief parents and stakeholders of the challenges, while hinting that discussions are still ongoing.

The Minister Promised that, the ministry will communicate its decision after consultation with stakeholders are concluded.

Minister of Education had earlier said that the Federal Government would not endanger the lives of student by reopening schools for graduating students to take part WASSCE, saying, the examination body, WAEC could not determine for Nigeria when to reopen school.



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