The Anambra State government has clear the air over school reopening, the state government said that it won’t risk the lives of school it and students by reopening schools during the coronavirus pandemic that has infected over 10,000 Nigerians.
The State Commissioner for Basic Education, Prof. Kate Omenugha, made this known while talking with news correspondents on Wednesday in Awka, adding that the choice not to open schools originated from the Federal Government.
Omenugha likewise asked school teachers to concentrate on online training and quit compelling the state government about reopening of schools as that won’t occur until the Federal Government gives such mandates.
She stated, “Government knows what it is doing. In this way, we won’t reopen the schools and jeopardize the lives of our children to the COVID-19 pandemic over the wish of some teachers who are approaching us to resume.
“At the point when schools were closed down on March 24 on account of coronavirus pandemic, we chose to connect with students in something significant as opposed to leaving them to sit idle.
Review that the Federal Government had on Monday said that schools in Nigeria will stay shut, expressing that as far as schools are concerned, it is smarter to stay mindful to maintain a strategic distance from the spread of the viral virus.
In other news:
Dr Sani Aliyu, a senior member of the committee, said they would be open for just four weeks and that the state governors would plan how markets and worship places operate in their various states.
The committee made this known at a daily news briefing held by officials in Abuja.
Other comments read:
Aeroplanes will continue to operate between states from June 21st
Travel restrictions between states are still active until further notice from the committee
The curfew – currently in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun – will go from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm
Schools will remain closed
Hotels will continue to operate.