Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba

The Federal Government has cautioned state governments against bowing to pressure from parents to reopen schools.

 Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, stated this at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Monday, 22nd June 2020.

He said reopening schools now could worsen the COVID-19 situation in the country.

 The Minister noted that his ministry did not give Oyo State any guidance to reopen schools.

Mr.  Nwajiuba equally announced that final year students preparing for the West African Examination Council Senior Secondary School Examination, the National Examination Council and National Business and Technical Education Board Examinations would soon be allowed to resume for revisions.

He urged to parents and other stakeholders to continue to bear with the government while the situation was being monitored so as to guarantee the safety of children when the schools were eventually re-opened.