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State governments’ to decide date for reopening of schools – Education Minister

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State governments have been given permission by the federal government to decide when to allow the reopening of schools in their respective states.

Minister of state for education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba made the disclosure on Thursday, in response to a question asked during the presidential taskforce on COVID-19 briefing.

Nwajiuba revealed that the federal government has already granted permission to states to reopen schools.

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The minister, however, stated that state governments must adhere to the outlined COVID-19 guidelines for the safe reopening of schools which was made available by the education ministry.

He said after government at the federal level released the guidelines for safe school reopening, it was now up to local authorities to determine when schools in their respective states should resume academic activities.


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