The Federal government has suspended the planned reopening of school till further notice.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu stated this on Wednesda’s virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in the State House,
According to the Minister, schools will only re-open when it is safe to do so.
He said Nigerian students would not participate in Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations (SSCE) scheduled to commence on August 4.
Adamu said the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) had no right to determine resumption date for schools in Nigeria.
He also said Nigerian students would rather be made to lose an academic year than to be exposed to danger.
President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier approved that schools should be re-opened for graduating students to enable them prepare for their examinations.
The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 stated further, “All Daycare & Primary schools to remain closed until further evaluation, except for Common Entrance pupils. Secondary & Tertiary Schools to remain closed. Arrangements to be made for exiting JS3 & SS3 students to resume as soon as possible for preparation for exams”