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FG Extends Phase Two Of Eased Lockdown By One Week

...As Minister of Education Confirms Reopening of Schools for SS 3, JSS 3 Students on August 4The Federal Government has extended phase two of the ease of lockdown in the country by another one week.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19,Mr Boss Mustapha, who announced this at the briefing in Abuja, said the extension will be from 29th July to 6th August 2020 adding that all Covid-19 guidelines will remain the same.

 

Our correspondent Nathan Williams reports that the Federal Ministry of Education announced the reopening of secondary schools for JSS3 and SS3 students (only graduating classes) from August 4, 2020.

 

The Minister of State for Education Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba who confirmed this at the PTF Briefing noted that the exams that are peculiar to Nigeria will commence from the 5th of September to 14th of September 2020.

 

Our correspondent reports that these were the unanimous decisions reached today at a virtual consultative meeting between the Federal Ministry of Education, Honourable Commissioners of Education of the 36 states, the Nigerian Union of Teachers, (NUT), the proprietors of private schools, and Chief Executives of examination bodies.

 

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