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Coronavirus: President Buhari Keeps Mute On Resumption Of Schools

COVID-19: What President Buhari Told Nigerians (Full Text)

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in the nationwide broadcast failed to speak on the re-opening of schools across the country.

Following the increase in the outbreak of Coronavirus across the country, it is now expected of the state government to decide on resumption of schools or otherwise.

Governors across Nigeria might reveal their stand in the awaited statement from the Nigeria Governors Forum.

Recall that President Buhari in his speech on Monday night had announced lockdown ease starting from May 4 in Lagos, Ogun State and FCT.

There were speculations last week that schools in Lagos State were planning to resume, the state government, however, noted that all schools remain closed to protect students from coronavirus.

The Commissioner for Education in the state, Folasade Adefisayo, stated that schools have not been opened for the third term of the annual session.

She added that Lagos continues to offer free teachings on various media, especially radio and television.

“Plans are also underway to ensure that our children in public schools are able to complete their term whenever the lockdown is lifted,” Adefisayo said.

A fortnight ago, the Buhari administration said plans were being made for students in tertiary institutions to receive lectures via the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) and the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN).

Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, explained that the ministry had been planning the idea before the coronavirus outbreak.

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