COVID-19: Presidency Speaks On Reopening Of Schools


Schools in Nigeria, from the elementary to tertiary institutions have remained closed since the Coronavirus outbreak in the country over a few months now.

Speaking on Monday during a nationwide broadcast, President Muhammadu Buhari, noted in his speech that the means of learning without helping the spread of Coronavirus has been considered by his administration.

He said, “We assessed how our children can continue to learn without compromising their health.”

The president, however, did not speak on when schools would resume from the long time break caused by the pandemic.

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However, his spokesperson, Femi Adesina in a live interview on Tuesday with the TVC, gives more clarification on the reopening of schools so that students can be allowed to take their exams amid the lockdown while state governors consider partial relaxation.

According to Adesina in the live interview, “Candidates about to take West African Examinations Council (WAEC) and other examinations may be allowed to go back to school.

“If you look at Germany, they gradually reduced their lockdown by opening the schools for those who have exams.”

“Same may apply here as those who are to write WAEC and take examinations may be allowed to resume to take their exams.”

He added, “The Presidential Task Force will be the ones to decide on when to re-open.”

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