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School resumption suffers set back as there is no confirmed date set for schools to resume in Nigeria

School resumption suffers set back as there is no confirmed date set for schools to resume in Nigeria.


The lockdown will be gradually eased in Abuja, Lagos and other States. But public gathering remains closed to avoid further spread of Covid-19 virus


The government also disclosed that the West African Examinations Council has not cancelled its external exams as students will still have to go and take those exams when the government is sure to have taken good care of the pupils.



The Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, said this while answering to inquiry during the  daily press briefing by the Presidential Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 pandemic.

The minister clarified that the Federal Ministry of Education couldn't predict or give any date when schools would continue in the nation

He noted that the federal government was not prepared to put kids in danger by opening schools.

The minister said: “The President actually addressed the issue of the opening of the economy gradually. Until that is done, we can’t foresee or immediately tell you when all the schools will be reopened. It will not be proper for us to simply give you a date. It has to be in tandem with these opening terms. We don’t want to put our children at risk. None of these schools can function on their own without the society.

“On the question of children promoting to the next class, those exams will happen when we are satisfied that the children have learnt what is enough for them to move. For those who are in the exit classes of junior basic and senior secondary schools, we are preparing them and will continue to.

“This will go on until we are sure that they are equipped for the external examinations. The West African Examinations Council has not cancelled their external exams. It was postponed indefinitely. This indefinite nature is so that we can get a definite date. Students will still have to go and take those exams when we are sure that we have taken good care of the pupils

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