NO Official Date Yet For Resumption
The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has clarified the controversy surrounding the resumption of schools across the country.
According to the PTF Chairman, Mr Boss Mustapha, the Federal Government has yet to approve the resumption of schools.
According to our informant umerah Rapheal this was disclose by Mustapha on Thursday in Abuja at the PTF briefing on COVID-19, days after the government said graduating students could resume classes in preparation for their examinations.
He said, ”For the avoidance of doubts, schools have not resumed. Only critical examination classes will be allowed to resume for those who need revision before examinations.
“As we have informed you, the Federal Ministry of Education will consult further with stakeholders before issuing guidelines that will lead to full resumption.”
“We appeal to Nigerians to continue to show understanding and to ensure that their wards take full advantage of electronic platforms provided for learning,” the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) added.
He reminded Nigerians that the PTF had announced some limited measures for the education sector, although he insisted that it was still not safe to reopen schools.
The PTF chairman explained that President Muhammadu Buhari approved the resumption for graduating students in order not to truncate their progression.
He said the President approved that arrangements be made for them to resume for those who needed revision before the commencement of examinations.
Mustapha, however, decried that this aspect of the President’s approval had been subjected to several interpretations and misinterpretations
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Shehu Sani has stated that it is not the right time to reopen schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sani pointed out that the resumption of schools could expose students to health risks.
“We can make up for loss of time, not of life,” the former senator warned.
The federal Ministry of Education could not foresee or give any date when schools will be resuming in the country.
Nwajiuba said this while responding to newsmen during a briefing by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 pandemic on Wednesday in Abuja.
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.”
Recalled that bootinfos reported that the NDCD has said that varsities polytechnic college of education will soon be re-open.
NO Official Date Yet For Resumption