COVID-19: School Resumption in Nigeria Update

COVID-19: School Resumption in Nigeria Update

As the effect of COVID-19 continues to take its toll in the country, it has become imminent to review certain tactics deployed to control the spread of the disease. At the earlier stage of the virus in Nigeria, Social activities were halted. Businesses and places of worship were also banned from opening which had an adverse effect on the state of the nation. Schools were not left out as academic activities have been postponed pending when the Government considers it safe for students to resume studies.

It has been over 3 months since schools were closed there have been inquiries from different quarters on when schools will resume. This has even led to many rumors as to when is school resuming back. Due to the increased inquiry on School resumption in Nigeria 2020, our team here set out to obtain the latest news on school resumption in Nigeria.

Additionally, we also compiled Federal Government plans for school resumption, School resumption in Nigeria date, and plans for School resumption in Nigeria after lockdown. Read through our update below for clarity.

COVID-19: School Resumption in Nigeria Update

In a recent update on school resumption in Nigeria communicated to the press. The Presidential spokesperson on COVID-19 in Nigeria Boss Mustapha disclosed that Nigerians should be patient. Boss Mustapha who also doubles as Presidential Taskforce Committee chairman on COVID-19 disclosed that it was imminent to have the schools closed considering the risk it was posing to the general safety of Nigerians.

He went further to state that Nigeria already has many children that were out of school and the outbreak of COVID-19 compounded the whole issue. According to him, Federal Government plans for school resumption are still being discussed. Schools will receive an update when they are done with it. Mr. Mustapha in yet another School Resumption in Nigeria Update enjoined all to remain positive as normalcy will soon return.

The Chairman tasked the general public to continue with social distancing, use sanitizers, avoid crowded places as well as maintain proper hygiene in both home and public places.

School Resumption in Nigeria Date

During a media briefing the Hon. Minister [ State ] for education Hon. Emeka Nwajiuba disclosed to Newsmen that the date for school resumption in Nigeria has been fixed. He enjoined the general public to disregard false information by mischief-makers. The Minister went further to say that any latest news on school resumption in Nigeria would be communicated to everyone through the appropriate channels.

Additionally, in another School Resumption in Nigeria Update. Hon. Emeka Nwajiuba disclosed that Federal Government’s plans for school resumption include Night and evening classes. He said it was important to reduce the number of students per class to allow for total compliance with social distancing. The resumption date for Universities in Nigeria might be the first to be announced followed by Unity Schools’ resumption date. Any school flouting orders risks a total shutdown.

There is hope in sight for the resumption of schools. This is because the Federal Government has started to ease the lockdown gradually. Churches have been opened as well as commercial areas but social distancing is still in place. This points to the fact that the resumption date for universities in Nigeria might be the next as well as that of Unity schools.

Safety tips to help combat COVID-19

  • Distancing slows the spread of COVID-19
  • Keep a safe distance from others
  • Clean hands often and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home
  • The virus spreads mainly through coughs and sneezes
  • You’ll help protect essential resources for the sickest patients

Conclusively, the Coronavirus is real please stick to safety tips. For emergency situations call NCDC Toll Free Number: 0800 9700 0010: Whatsapp+234708 711 0839 SMS Number: +234809 955 5577. Subsequent details on school resumption updates can be obtained when you subscribe to our newsletter here at Moden News.

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