The Federal Government on Wednesday reversed its decision to postpone resumption of primary and secondary schools across the nation till October 13.
The Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, who briefed state house correspondents after the Federal Executive Council meeting presided by President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday, indicated that schools resumption date might be moved back to September.
Chukwu’s Education counterpart, Ibrahim Shekarau, had earlier on August 26 announced the October 13 resumption date as a precautionary step against the spread of Ebola virus
But at a briefing following the FEC meeting on Wednesday, Chukwu said experts’ opinion had indicated that “students could safely resume from mid-September.”
The minister said specific resumption date would be announced after a meeting between the Minister of Education, states’ Commissioners of Education and other stakeholders involved in the earlier postponement of the resumption date to October 13.
“The Minister of Education was directed by council to convene an emergency meeting with all states commissioners of Education in order to agree on when schools can resume nationwide,” he said.
At the briefing with the Health minister were the Ministers of Information, Labaran Maku; Transport, Umar Idris; National Planning, Abubakar Suleiman, and Power (State), Mohammed Wakil.
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