Schools may Reopen after Interstate Travel Ban- Education Minister

The minister of state for education, Emeka Nwajiuba, has said that schools across the country may reopen after the interstate travel restrictions have been lifted.

This was stated on Monday, June 8 during the Daily media briefing on covid-19 in Abuja.

The minister said, "We want to open when it is safe to do so. We have heard about neighbouring countries that opened and shut. 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.”

It could be recalled that schools in the country were shut in March as part of the measures to control the spread of the covid-19 pandemic.


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