The federal government has said its attention has been drawn to the rumors going around the country that schools will be resuming on 1st, 8th, or 20th June.
Schools including tertiary, secondary and primary were closed in the country in a move by the government to tackle the spread of coronavirus.
The government stressed that it has not officially announced any resumption date, calling on those spreading the news to stop.
The Minister of State Education in the person of Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba has repeatedly said that schools would resume but not in two weeks’ time.
He said, “The case around school resumption has nothing to do with the availability of the schools, neither does the idea of shutting down schools has anything to do with the school intrinsically. It has to do with national governance. When they determine, we will gladly do that.”
He further revealed that the chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19, had said that it is a national response and then every other thing we do flows from that.
“I can’t confirm what your children are saying that schools will be reopened in two weeks. We are all interested to reopen schools and I hope we will resume soon but not in two weeks.
“The West African Examination Council (WAEC), Ministers Of Education and The African Union(AU) is concerned as you are. We hope to reopen soon”.
He went further to disclose that The Ministry Of Science And Technology are working together to put a system that can disinfect every child in their going out and coming in.
Nwajiuba further assured that schools are working hard to ensure that the children will go safe and come out safe.