COVID-19: FG Speaks On Reopening Schools Nationwide

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Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba

Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba

The Federal Government has revealed that there are plans to soon reopen schools nationwide.

Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba however said that schools will not reopen in two weeks as being speculated in some quarters.

He spoke on Thursday during the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 news conference in Abuja following rumours making the round the Federal Government would reopen schools in the next two weeks.

The Federal Government had ordered the indefinite closure of educational institutions nationwide as part of measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

But Nwajiuba while responding to questions from the media on when the government’s plans to reopen to the schools following the easing of the lockdown, said the schools would be reopened when the safety of the school children could be guaranteed.

He said the government was wary not to endanger the lives of the school children and further spread of the coronavirus in the society.

He added that his ministry is working with other relevant stakeholders and agencies of government to put necessary measure in place that would guarantee the safety of children before the schools are reopened.

He said: “We all are seriously interested in reopening and I believe we will reopen soon. But I can’t confirm what your children said that we will reopen in two weeks.

“The issue around reopening has nothing to do with the availability of the schools or not. It has to do with national governance. The idea of shutting down the schools has nothing to do with the schools per se.

“You heard the chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, the SGF, keep saying it is a national response. It is a single national response and everything we do flows from that.

“When they determine, I’m sure you have seen all the experts here, that there is the measure of safety to which we can expose our children, we will gladly do that. We are watching and we are working with all bodies within and outside the country.

“The five countries of West African Examination Council (WAEC) are meeting and I just came out of a meeting with African Union (AU) Ministers of Education, everybody is concerned as you are. We hope to reopen very soon.

“This morning, I met with the Ministry of Science and Technology. We are looking at putting a system in place that can disinfect every child as he goes into a school and disinfect him as he goes out.

“If we resource our schools properly we can begin to reopen. But we must be able to ensure that the children go in safe and come out safe and not become a conduit for further infection in society.”

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Which day are we resuming


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Great one sir ,it's a nice development.


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So powerful spoken


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Open am ooo


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Weldone our leaders


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Old story


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OK ooh we are still waiting


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Bomadi
4 days ago

It will be a good thing if the school is been reopen especially for the sake of children and youths who are about to graduate from various institution this year 2020.


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Timothy Simon
4 days ago

I like this news


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That is good decision


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Junior
4 days ago

I pray that day comes


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Divine Favour
4 days ago

speak to you and you 


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Francis Onuoha
4 days ago

Can't wait for my children to resume back to school 


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Sunday Ojomah
4 days ago

government was wary not to endanger the lives


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When are dey resuming


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What to say


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They better should


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Am tired of staying at home


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Usim Prince
4 days ago

Very good news, even the economy should reopen


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Ephraim Idogho
4 days ago

Pray so abeg oo


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