- The federal ministry of education has disclosed that schools permitted to reopen are those that have been designated as centres for WASSCE
- The disclosure was made by Emeka Nwajiuba the minister of state for education
- Nwajiuba said schools will be reopened to prepare the students for the WASSCE which will begin on August 17
Following an announcement on the reopening of schools in the country, the federal ministry of education has disclosed that the schools permitted to reopen are those that have been designated as centres for the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE).
During a briefing at the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 meeting, the minister pointed out that all primary schools and all other classes were excluded from the scheduled resumption of schools on August 4.
He said state governments across the country have agreed to allow all schools reopen to prepare the students for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) which will begin on August 17.
Legit.ng recalls that the federal ministry of education ordered the closure of tertiary institutions, secondary and primary schools nationwide following the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country as part of measures to contain the spread of the disease.
Meanwhile, teachers in the southeast region of Nigeria have been mandated to undergo COVID-19 tests. This according to David Umahi, chairman of the southeast governors’ forum and Ebonyi state governor, was a joint resolution of all the state governors in the region.
The governor also revealed that the forum is reviewing the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic in the region.
He added that school infrastructures will be reviewed to support the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) protocols. Going further, he said eastern states will commence COVID-19 testing on every household, targeting people of 65 years and above.
In another report, teachers of some private schools in Delta state have been given cash gifts by Solomon Milkie, the special assistant to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, on youth and community development.
Milkie paid the sum of N5,000 each as palliatives to the teachers who were from Koko, headquarters of Warri North council of Delta state
He disclosed that 27 teachers have so far had their bank account credited with the amount.
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