…Resumption of schools is for revisions of the graduating students
The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha has clarified that schools in the country have not resumed from the COVID-19 lockdown.
He made this known during PTF briefing on Thursday while clarifying issues surrounding the recommencement of schools in the country.
Mustapha maintained that the Federal Government has not given green light on the resumption of schools, to clear doubts and insinuations being generated in the public space.
“For the avoidance of doubts, schools have not resumed. Only critical examination classes will be allowed to resume for those who need revision before examinations,” he said.
“As we have informed you, the Federal Ministry of Education will consult further with stakeholders before issuing guidelines that will lead to full resumption.
“We appeal to Nigerians to continue to show understanding and to ensure that their wards take full advantage of electronic platforms provided for learning,” PTF Chairman stressed.
He also sensitised Nigerians that the PTF has arranged measures needed for the education sector, while insisting that it was not yet safe to recommence schools.
He also reiterated that President Muhammadu Buhari gave approval for the reopening of schools for the graduating students so as not to jeopardise their promotion. The approval is necessitated for the concerned students to revise before examinations.