‘Local authorities to determine when schools in their respective states should reopen’ – Minister of state for Education
The federal government has said it has given permission to state governments to decide when to allow the reopening of schools in their respective states.
Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, the minister of state for education made the disclosure on Thursday, September 17, when responding to a question during the televised presidential taskforce COVID-19 briefing monitored on Channels TV.
FG says state governments have been permitted to reopen schools
The minister stated that the federal government has already granted permission to the state governments to reopen schools.
Nwajiuba, however, stated that state governments must adhere to the COVID-19 safety guidelines for the reopening of schools which was made available by the ministry of education.
He said having made the guideline of school reopening; available, local authorities were now the ones to determine when schools in their respective states should reopen.