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Federal government okays full reopening of schools 

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The Nigerian Government at the center has charged state authorities and school administrators to commence preparations for the complete reopening of schools within the country.

Recall that schools in the nation have been shut since March 2020 as a part of regulations to prevent the unfold of the deadly virus, Corona.

Though, the FG declared the resumption of passing out pupils effective August 4, 2020, to write this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination from August 17, 2020, through September 12, 2020.

Some state governments including Lagos and Kogi had afterward disclosed the complete reopening of schools beginning in mid-September.

Dr. Sani Aliyu, who is the National Coordinator of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19, while speaking during a briefing at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, stated that the task force approves phased return of students to school rooms.

In his words: “For educational institutions which include daycare, primary, secondary and tertiary institutions. Educational institutions should begin the process of working towards potentially reopening within this phase.

“However, we strongly recommend that states conduct risk assessment to ensure all schools are at a level of compliance and create a monitoring mechanism to assess, create, and monitor this level of preparedness.

“Meanwhile, all daycares and educational institutions are to remain closed to in-classes until this level of risk is assessed. And if there will be opening of schools, it must be staged and preferably carried out in phases to ensure that this does not pose a risk to the general public and in particular to vulnerable groups that might end up getting infected by students going back home.”

Nigerians have experienced untold hardship since the outbreak of the pandemic and necessarily needs to return to normal life as basic economic activities, both schools open again.

Based on reports, private school teachers had groaned over the six months shutdown of curriculum activities as their income source were cutoff regarding the global crisis.

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