FG Gives Reason Why Schools Will Not Be Reopened Soon

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has said that said schools will not be opening anytime soon be reopen because there is need to protect the vulnerable and halt the spread of the virus in communities.

This was coming from the PTF chair Boss Mustapha said while updating the nation on the Pandemic. He said that Nigeria has witnessed a spike in number of confirmed cases in the last two days, which has given the government the cause for concern as such school resumption isn’t feasible for now as it is delicate since Nigeria had entered the phase of community spread of the virus.

He said Nigeria should pursue a strategy that will aid the sustainable control of the spread of the disease, adding that communications and community engagement should remain top priority, while precision approach to containment and management should be adopted.

Also, speaking at the briefing, Dr. Sani Aliyu, the PTF Coordinator said the PTF was working closely with the Ministry of Education to work out a resumption plan for schools since majority of students may be living with the vulnerable group of Nigerians.

He said the plan may be to allow those who are supposed to write examination to do so, saying “we don’t want what has happened to affect the next academic session”.

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