The Nigerian Government has noted their current decision concerning school resumption in all part of the country. It said the FG is not yet convinced that classes should be open for students after 5 months of closure to help contain Covid-19 pandemic.
The disclosure was made to the general public by the Nigerian Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, in Federal capital territory, FCT on Thursday, while having a meeting of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 with the Northern Traditional Leaders Committee (NTLC) on National Primary Health.
The meeting hosted in Abuja was presided over Lai Mohammed, Minister of information and culture on behalf of the boy executive chairman of Presidential taskforce on Covid-19 and secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, torixus reports.
The aim of the meeting was to ask for the support of traditional heads towards the mitigation of community spread of the novel virus.
Replaying the question from His Eminence Sa’ad Abubakar, Sultan of Sokoto on school resumption, Mr. Nwajiuba said the government of President Buhari is still on evaluating the situation.
“At the moment, we have not come to the point where we can say we are convinced that schools can manage themselves and reopen comfortably.
“We believe expert opinion that a school system is a suspect place for transmission, and that is why we are working with them, particularly on guidelines.
“We are suggesting that classes be remodelled if there are not enough classrooms for social distancing,
“We can do this system where some can come in the morning, maybe the junior classes and the senior classes can come in the afternoon.
“We are also working out guidelines such as the washing of hands because the school must go on at one point,” he said.