The Federal Government of Nigeria has given indications of reopening schools on July 13, 2020, for final year, Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE)m and NECO students.
This was made know by Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha during COVID-19 daily briefing in Abuja, yesterday.
According to the SGF, Federal Goverment intends to reopen schools for the final year students, SSCE and primary six students, contrary to his statement on Monday, that schools shall remain closed until further evaluations.
“This decision is imperative as these people that fall under this category will be able to take their exams so as to take a step ahead.”
This announcement came barely two days after the second phase of the lockdown ended.
The Task Force Committee said it was working in systematic and fact based way to ensure all its decision making was informed by the best public health data and global best practices that ensure ensure safe reopening.
He revealed that consultations to various stakeholders have already started and additional consultations on Memorandum of Understanding is being dispatched to various learning institutions and other sectors for their views on the proposed reopening for safety.
Schools will however be re-opened for all students later when federal government is convinced that lives of students will be safe while at school.