FG Approves Reopening of Schools, Urges Compliance with Preventive Measures

Written by Akeem Alao

The Federal Government has approved the reopening of primary and secondary schools for graduating students and pupils – primary 6, JSS 3 and SS3.

While disclosing this in Abuja on Monday June 29, 2020, the National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr. Sani Aliyu, stated that only those terminal classes are to resume.

Dr Aliyu urged schools to comply strictly with the recommended steps and measures issued by the Federal Ministry of Education.

While encouraging schools to continue with the electronic learning and visual teaching, he said all daycares, primary schools, higher institutions must remain closed till evaluation.

“Students in only graduating classes – Primary 6, JSS 3 and SS3, will be allowed to resume in preparation for examinations.

“All daycares and primary schools remain closed till evaluation. Schools are encouraged to continue with the electronic learning and visual teaching.

“But the pupils may proceed to take the National Common Entrance as soon as it is feasible, provided that they are compliant with issued non-pharmaceutical interventions,” Dr Aliyu said.

“For secondary and tertiary institutions, all schools are to remain closed till further evaluation.

“Arrangements are to be made for exiting graduating students in JSS 3 and SS 3, to resume at both boarding and day schools as soon as possible for intensive revision exercise exercises,” he added.

He further stated that all educational establishments are to conduct exhaustive reviews to ensure compliance with the guidelines issued on COVID-19.

“Arrangements to be made for students taking part in NABTEB and BEC exams, WAEC examinations, NECO and sub exams respectively.

“All schools must comply with the strict recommended steps and required measures to be issued by the federal Ministry of Education before an institution is reopened in the timeline to be provided,” he concluded.


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Akeem Alao

Akeem Alao trained as a language teacher. He graduated from Adeniran Ogunsanya college of Education where he studied English/Yoruba Languages and Ekiti State University where he obtained a degree in English Education.

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