The education ministry has received an update on the country's reopening of schools.
In a statement on Friday, Ben Bem Goong, the Director of Press, Federal Ministry of Education, said the Nigerian government had provided school owners in the country up to 29 July 2020 to meet the requirements for reopening schools in the country.
Goong also confirmed that the Ministry of Education met with its counterpart in Health and the Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC), the Working Group on Emergency Education, and developed and circulated guidelines for safe school reopening.
The statement claimed that on July 29, 2020, schools will conduct self-assessment and send feedback to state education ministries unfailingly.
"Subsequently, on 30 July 2020, meetings will be held with key stakeholders to review the situation and agree on a particular date to reopen schools or otherwise," he said.
'We have interacted extensively with stakeholders in the education sector, including Education Commissioners in all federal states, the Association of Private School Owners of Nigeria (APSON), the National Association of Private School Proprietors (NAPPS), Education College Provost, Polytechnic Rectors, University Vice-Chancellors, State Governors and Development Partners on the issue of safetly reopening schools.
Last week, the Federal Government had released guidance ahead of scheduled school resumption, at every level in the country.
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