The Federal Government says schools should stay closed for the time being until we are in the clear from the COVID-19.

The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba said this while tending to columnists toward the finish of the eighth virtual government official board meeting.

Notwithstanding the interest by guardians and the National Assembly on school reviving to permit SSS3 understudies to sit for the 2020 West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), Nwajiuba stated, schools won’t open until sufficient wellbeing is ensured.

As of Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 33,616 instances of COVID-19 had been recorded in Nigeria with 13,792 recuperations and 754 deaths.

He said partners are holding gatherings to guarantee the correct choice is made. He included that the West Africa Examination Council is likewise considering a difference in date for 2020 WASSCE.

He stated, “We are as yet meeting with guardians over that, we are not sure yet that wherever is protected, the number of COVID-19 cases is still on the rise”

“WAEC on its own part is likewise haggling with other West African nations to see conceivable move-in date and once they are through with that gathering and ideally when we are additionally through with the counsels if there is any adjustment in the service’s position, we will impart.”

You will recall that the Ekiti State Government had announced a new date for the reopening to schools to primary six pupils and students in JSS3 and SS3 to be from July 20 to August 3. The State Commissioner for Education, Mr. Folusho Daramola made this known in a statement. He, however, asked parents and guardians to provide three facemasks each for their wards and children. He also said that the Government will make available necessary equipment to help protect both public and private schools to help curb the spread pf the COVID-19.

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