The Minister of State for Education Mr. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba on
Tuesday June 23, presented proposed guidelines for the reopening of
schools to the National Assembly.
Recall that schools in the country were shut down in March by the Federal Government to curb the spread of Coronavirus.
Making the presentation in a meeting with the Senate Committee on
Basic and Secondary Education, the Minister also disclosed that they
suggested a way to move the education sector forward during the
“We don’t want to make it known at this time so that some people will not take our proposed guidelines for school reopening.
“Even if the Senate has not called us, we would have come to you to
discuss with you because we have already discussed with the House of
“The documents were presented to you so that you can criticise and make inputs as major stakeholders.”
Vice-Chairman of the Committee, Akon Eyakenyi however expressed fear
of pupils in public schools having a distorted academic session as most
of them do not have the opportunity to learn online during the pandemic
like their mates in private schools.