The Federal Government has revealed that it would soon unveil the policy for safe reopening of schools, saying it’s also considering the option of running two classes in the morning and afternoon in secondary schools to enable students make up for lost grounds.
Speaking during a press briefing by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, the Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha, assured Nigerians that plans for the safe reopening of schools across the country would soon be unveiled.
“PTF has been deliberating on this situation and wish to inform Nigerians that the Federal Ministry of Education will roll out measures to be put in place for the safe reopening of our schools.
Also speaking at the briefing, the Minister of State for Education, Mr. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, assured Nigerian children that all hands were on deck to reopen schools at a safe time and urged states, local governments, proprietors and other stakeholders to begin to take steps that would facilitate an early and safe reopening.
Nwajiuba said until the government is sure that children could go to school, and return safely without being infected, it would not take that risk of reopening the schools yet.
He refuted the reports that schools would reopen on June 8, saying that the government could not afford to take any costly risk, especially as it regards the safety of pupils and students in the country.