The Federal Government has taken a new decision concerning the re-opening of schools in the county. Schools were locked due to Coronavirus pandemic and the minister of Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, claimed that it may be re-opened after the ban on interstate movement has been lifted.
The minister declared this during the Presidential Task Force press briefing on Monday.
“We want to open when it is safe to do so. We have heard about neighbouring countries that opened and shut,” he said.
“We have heard about cases spiking with children getting into school.
“Of all the things I will like to do, I will not like to experiment with your children.
“We want a situation where once we are sure it is safe, we can then take them into school.
“I have just finished a meeting with the representatives of WAEC and NABTEB and I understand how that worries our parents at the moment and how anxious our children are to know what next.
“As soon as those in charge of the blockade lift it because there is no way we can open our schools if teachers can’t come.
“So, we are looking at somewhere after the interstate lockdown is lifted. Because we will need that kind of openness for the children to move.”