The Federal Ministry of Education has outlined measures for the re-opening of Schools in the country when given approval by the Presidential Task Force on COVID19.

The Minister of State for Education Mr. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba announced the measures at the daily briefing by the PTF in Abuja.

Mr. Nwajiuba said some of the measures include fumigation of school environment, discongetion and making arrangements for physical distancing in classroom sittings.

The Minister of State said the ministry would also explore the option of dividing teaching periods to morning and afternoon sessions.

He also stressed the need for Schools to ensure a strict adherance to health advisories against the Coronavirus which include washing of hands and the use of face masks by the students or pupils.

Mr. Nwajiuba who noted that the Coronavirus had badly destrupted school activities said the ministry was however not in a hurry to re-open schools due to health concerns.

He also debunked rumors on the purpoted re-opening of schools on the 8th of next month.

  1. Mr. Nwajiuba therefore advised schools to use the opportunity of the school closure to engage in training and re-training of teachers through various virtual platforms to maintain the standard of education in the country.

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