Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has said that schools reopen July 13th 2020 to enable final year, SSCE and Primary Six students take their exams. This was made known at the press briefing in Abuja COVID-19.
Boss Mustapha earlier on Monday said schools remain closed until additional evaluations are done to see the safety and probability of the schools for the students.
On Wednesday he revealed that the federal government’s intention to reopen schools is for the final year students, SSCE students and Primary six students to write their terminal exams.
This decision is due to welcome development as these set of people that fall under this category will be able to take their exams so as to take a step ahead.
Reacting to this development, some Nigerians are not too cool with this new arrangement as the communal transmission is on the increase and parents are scare of children contracting the virus from school.
The Task Force Committee, on the other hand, said it was working in a systematic and fact-based way to ensure all its decision making was informed by the best public health data and global best practices that ensure safe re-opening of the schools.
In addition, the government is already in talks with various stakeholders. Memorandum of understanding has also been dispatched to various learning institutions and other sectors to extract views on the safe reopening their various schools and seek their consent.
Schools will then be re-opened for all students later when the Federal Government is convinced enough that the lives of the students will be secure and safe from COVID-19 as the schools reopen.
While the COVID19 lockdown is ongoing, several schools have resulted in virtual classes and students with the facilities have begun to compare the virtual classes with the physical class.