The federal government has described the purported reopening of schools on June 8 as a baseless news and however reeled out the procedures in place to reopen schools throughout the Federation.
This was made known by the Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba while reacting to the June 8 resumption news. He said the news is baseless and fake.
The Minister explained that schools will remain closed until it is safe four school goers to return home safely without bring back Covid-19. He also said the federal government is not ready to take the risk of reopening schools now.
He said the Federal Government will rely on the opinion of experts and the guidance of the World Health Organisation before announcing any school resumption dates.
Nwajiuba said government is working on a model to ensure that all the children did not return to their schools at the same time to ensure physical and social distancing as well as proper sanitation and hygiene.
The plan entails adopting a two-shift system and allowing those who will write exams to return earlier than others.
He urged state governments and owners of private schools to plan ahead on how to ensure maximum safety when the resumption plan is unveiled.