The Federal Government has given school owners in the country up to 29th July,2020 to meet specific guidelines for the reopening of schools. This was contained in a statement issued today by the director of information.
The minister of state for Education, Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba made this knowing today in Abuja that the ministry,in collaboration with federal ministry of health,Nigerian center for disease control (NCDC),and the Education in Emergencies working group to develop and circulate guidelines for the reopening of schools.
According to him,school owners are to prepare and comply with the guidelines ,schools are to undertake self assessment and send feedback to state ministries of Education on or before the 29th of July,2020. This will be reviewed and a specific date will be decided for reopening or otherwise.
The minister said the painful closure of schools were taken to ensure the safety or students and teachers and that consultations have been on going with stakeholders to assess and monitor that compliance shall be in place.
On WAEC, Mr Nwajiuba said the ministry mer with WAEC and agreed to further consult with four other countries on a new examination date.
He assured parents that the safety of students and teachers were paramount as government is working hard towards the speedy reopening of schools for the primary 6, jss3, ss3 and final year students to take their external examination
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