The Federal Government disclosed on Thursday, September 3, 2020 that state governments and school administrators in the country should start making preparations for the full reopening of schools.
In March 2020, schools in the country had been shut down as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease.
However, students of graduating classes in secondary schools, (JSS3 and SSS3) were asked to resume on August 4, 2020 to write this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination from August 17, 2020, through September 12, 2020.
The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu who spoke during a briefing at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, said the task force recommends phased return of students to classrooms.
He further said that educational institutions such as daycare, primary, secondary and tertiary institutions should begin the process of working towards potentially reopening within this phase.
Aliyu also stated that states conduct risk assessment to ensure all schools are at a level of compliance and create a monitoring mechanism to assess, create, and monitor this level of preparedness.