FG Gives Update On Full Reopening Of Schools
The Federal Government says it is considering full reopening schools across the country.
The Minister of State for Education, Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, reveal this during the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Monday in Abuja.
Though he said no date has been fixed yet for full schools’ resumption, the minister urged protesting students to “be patient with FG”.
He explained that the government had continued to engage stakeholders, some of whom have expressed readiness to resume fully.
The date for resumption was “around the corner”.
Me and the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, met some stakeholders in tertiary education on Monday on the issue.
About 78 privately-owned universities were insisting that they were ready for resumption while the response from government-owned universities was still “50-50.
After aggregating opinions, he would return to the PTF to review the situation and then go ahead to make a pronouncement.
I urge our students who have actually exercised a lot of patience along with their parents … I urge you to bear with us a little bit more. The rioting needs to stop; there is nothing to riot about.
We don’t want to bandy around dates.
We remain positive