FG says state governments have been permitted to reopen schools


The federal ministry of education has said state governments are the ones to decide when to allow the reopening of schools

Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, the minister of state for education made the disclosure during a briefing

The minister said the guidelines for the safe reopening of schools has been made available to states

The federal government has said it has given permission to state governments to decide when to allow the reopening of schools in their respective states.

Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, the minister of state for education made the disclosure on Thursday, September 17, when responding to a question during the televised presidential taskforce COVID-19 briefing.

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State governments have been permitted by the federal government to decide when to allow schools to reopen in their states. Photo credits: Getty Images
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The minister stated that the federal government has already granted permission to the state governments to reopen schools.

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Nwajiuba, however, stated that state governments must adhere to the COVID-19 safety guidelines for the reopening of schools which was made available by the ministry of education.

He said after the federal government made the guidelines for safe school reopening available, local authorities were now the ones to determine when schools in their respective states should resume academic activities.

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