PTF, Education Ministry Working Out School Resumption Plan – Federal Govt Says
The Nigerian government has said the ministry of education is collaborating with the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19 to work out a plan for the resumption of schools across the country. The task force (PTF) on COVID-19 made the disclosure on Thursday, June 11, during a hearing held by the House of Representatives adhoc committee on COVID-19, Daily Trust reported.
Sani Aliyu, the national coordinator of the PTF told the lawmakers that the plan may allow students who are to write examinations to be allowed so that the next academic session would not be disrupted. He explained that the reopening of schools was being delayed to protect vulnerable Nigerians from contracting the virus.
The government had imposed a total lockdown on schools across all levels as part of measure to stem down the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. Since then, schools and institutions of learning have been closed down and students and parents have grumbled about the continued closure of schools.