- A report which claimed July 20 is the date for the official resumption of schools across the country has been dismissed
- The federal ministry of education has distanced itself from the report
- The ministry said the purported report did not originate from any of its media handles
The Nigerian government has dismissed a report which claimed that the federal ministry of education announced July 20 as the date for the official resumption of schools across the country.
The ministry of education in a statement on Thursday, evening, June 4, said the purported report did not originate from any of its media handles.
According to the ministry, the official date for resumption of schools nationwide is yet to be confirmed.
The federal government had shut schools across the country following the outbreak of COVID-19.
Meanwhile, with the recent spike in unapproved and fraudulent institutions in Nigeria, the Nigeria University Commission (NUC) has warned the general public against some institutions running unapproved Masters and other post-graduate programmes.
The commission, in a bulletin dated March 24, said it has updated its list of post-graduate award-winning institutions. NUC described parastatals and institutions awarding certificate in unapproved programmes as engaging in practices "antithetical to time -tested quality assurance best practices”
A bulletin from the office of the executive secretary of the commission announced the list of federal, state and private universities currently allowed to issue such certificates to students in Nigeria.
Legit.ng gathered that the bulletin was released before the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown.
In another report, the federal government has hinted at the possibility of having the restriction on interstate movement completely lifted starting from Friday, June 12.
Sani Aliyu, who is the national coordinator for the presidential task force on Covid-19, gave the hints on Tuesday, June 2, during the committee's briefing in Abuja.
Aliyu noted that since local flights have been given a clearance to operate, it would not be ideal that movement by roads to states is continued to be restricted.
The inter-state movement was restricted by the federal government in May as parts of efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus pandemic.
Although the restriction was mandated upon all states of the federation, there are instances of flagrant violation of the directives as passengers and buses continue to move from state to state.
To worsen the violation, security agencies across the country, mandated to enforce the interstate movement ban were also fingered aiding the movement of cars and vehicles.
With local flights resuming in June, Aliyu hinted that there may be a possibility of total ban lift on interstate movement
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