The federal government of Nigeria has, on Wednesday, declared that all the schools in the country remain close as students' safety are not guaranteed yet. This was disclosed by the minister of state for education, Chukuemeka Nwajiuba, while addressing reporters shortly after the end of the eight virtual federal executive council meeting on Wednesday.
Federal government's decision follows the demand by the house of representatives that schools across the federation should reopen. Recall that Schools in the country have been closed since in the month of March this year as a way to prevent the spray of the noble corona virus. The house of representatives had argued that schools should reopen to allow students to write their West Africa Examination Council (WAEC). However, Nwajiuba said schools in the country will remain close till adequate security is guarantee. He further stressed that the ministry schools are at high risk following the review if schools are asked to reopen even partially. He added that stakeholders are already holding meeting with the parents in a bid to ensure that right decisions are taken, and that the examination body (WAEC) is also considering change of date for the 2020 West African Examinations.
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