The federal government has said that it may re-open schools across the country –
Emeka Uwajiuba, the minister of state for education, said the ministry now has sufficient information to make decisions on school reopening.
Uwajiuba, however, noted that such information and decision would have to be presented to the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.
All public and private schools across the country may soon be re-opened if certain conditions are met and approved by all the concerned stakeholders.
The Nation reports that the minister of state for education, Emeka Uwajiuba, said the ministry now has sufficient information to make decisions on school reopening. It was gathered that the minister, however, said that such information and decision would have to be presented to the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.
The minister said this at the Presidential Task Force briefing on COVID-19 on Thursday, June 25, in Abuja.
Uwajiuba said there was sufficient information, considering the reopening of schools, adding that until such a decision is presented to the PTF, the decision for the closure of school remained intact. The SGF, Boss Mustapha, during a presidential briefing on COVID-19.
The minister also refuted reports that a statement credited to him that coronavirus was a sham, remained in the figment of the reporters’ imagination. “I am constrained to refute this allegation that some of our brothers in the media reported that I said coronavirus is a sham. “None of those things happened, coronavirus is real, maybe they could not understand my grammar, ” .
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a national newspaper reported on its bold headline a few days ago that the minister while answering questions at the National Assembly said that coronavirus is a hoax. It also alleged in the newspaper that the minister said he had not met a coronavirus patient despite the noise about the virus. (NAN)