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Lockdown: No Date For Reopening Of Schools – Minister

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Nigerian students will continue to stay at home indefinitely. This follows the announcement that schools in the country will not be re-opened anytime soon.

Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba while answering questions from newsmen at the daily COVID-19 Presidential Task Force briefing said until economic activities resume, the ministry cannot determine “when all the schools will be opened.”

According to him, “It will not be proper for us to give you a date. We don’t want to put our children at risk in any way.”

Another issue that many are asking is what will happen to students who are expected to write promotional exams and the regional West African Secondary School Certificate Examination(WASSCE)

Responding, the Minister said those exams will happen when they are “satisfied that the children have learnt” enough for them to move to the next class and. He also said that those in exit classes of junior and senior secondary schools are being prepared for their respective exams.

The Minister of State for Education stressed that “WASSCE has not been cancelled but has been postponed indefinitely” adding that “students will have take the exam but at a specific date

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