Minister Of Education Gives Updates On School Resumption

Emeka Nwajiuba which happens to be the minister of education gave updates on the reopening of tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

The minister of Education Nwajiuba, while speaking at the daily briefing of the presidential task force (ptf) on covid'19 on Monday, 24th  august revealed that they have had serial discussions with groups pressurizing the government to reopen Universities, Polythenics and colleges of education in Nigeria.

However, he noted that the Coronavirus pandemic is still on, while mandatory guidelines haven't been put in place by the various Institutions yet.

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About 78 Universities who are insistent on resumption saying they are ready to go of which most are private Universities have sent their responses which has been reviewed by the board.

Also they have gotten 50-50 response from the state-owned Universities which they are not yet satisfied with, Nwajiuba said they are working to upscale that and make sure that everybody is actually ready to go.

He noted that, he is aware that COVID-19 is still virulent, while mandatory guidelines haven’t been put in place by the institutions yet.

We have received and reviewed some responses from about seventy eight (78) universities already, most of which are private universities who are insistent that they are ready to go.

The minister of education assure the Nigerian Students with expressed optimism that the Institutions in Nigeria would soon be reopened but said he won't disclose any date for now.

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