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The Nigeria’s Minister of State for Education, gives the hope that all schools may resume, after the ban on interstate travel has been lifted across the country.
The Federal government initially placed the ban as part of measures to contain the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic in the country.
This was disclosed by the Minister, during the Presidential Task Force on COVID19 press briefing today June, 8th 2020.
Emeka Nwajiuba added that the lifting of the interstate travel ban will allow the students, and teachers travel to their respective schools, in order to resume academic activities,
This could only be possible, after the health personals must have given a clean slate, which will enable their resumption.
This is what he has to say,
You heard about neighboring countries that reopened and shut down again. You have heard about numbers spiking as a result of reopening the schools.
Of all the things I would like to do, I wouldn’t want to experiment with your children.
What we are planning is to actually bring in those exit years first as soon as those who are in charge of the blockade lift it because there is no way we can open our schools if teachers cannot come.
So, we are looking at somewhere after when this interstate lockdown is lifted because we need to have that kind of openness for even the children to move” he said