Nigeria’s Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, says no date has been fixed yet for full schools’ resumption even though the federal government had continued to engage stakeholders.
Mr Nwajiuba said this during the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Monday in Abuja.
The minister, however, expressed optimism that the date for resumption was around the corner, adding, that ”we are not going to be brandishing dates.”
Nigerian schools have been shut for over three months to prevent further spread of COVID-19 which has caused the death of over 1,000 people in the West African country.
However, students in exit classes, mainly JSS3 and SSS3 students, resumed earlier this month to commence their final examinations.
Many Nigerians had felt that the resumption of exit students was an indication that other students would resume soon.
Mr Nwajiuba’s comments, however, show that while the government is engaging stakeholders on how to resume schools, no date has been fixed yet.
On Monday, the minister also spoke on the situation of tertiary institutions.