The federal Government has responded to rumours making the rounds that schools will resume in June.
Minister Of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba while reacting to the rumours noted that “the FG’s attention has been drawn to the rumors going around the country that schools will be resuming on 1st, 8th, or 20th of June, 2020. We would like to inform you that the Federal Government (FG) is yet to officially announce any resumption date.”
Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba has repeatedly said that schools will resume but not in two weeks’ time.
“The case around school resumption has nothing to do with the availability of the schools, neither does the idea of shutting down schools has anything to do with the school intrinsically. It has to do with national governance. When they determine we will gladly do that” he said.
He further revealed that the chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19, had said that it is a national response and then every other thing we do flows from that.
“I can’t confirm what your children are saying that schools will be reopened in two weeks. We are all interested to reopen schools and I hope we will resume soon but not in two weeks.
“The West African Examination Council (WAEC), Ministers of Education and The African Union(AU) is concerned as you are. We hope to reopen soon” Chukwuemeka added.
Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba went further to disclose that the Ministry of Science and Technology are working together to put a system that can disinfect every child in their going out and coming in.
Nwajiuba further assured that schools are working hard to ensure that the children will go safe and come out safe.
All this news are rumors because the FG has not officially announced the resumption date, but have assured us that they are working hard to ensure that children are safe from this coronavirus global pandemic.