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COVID-19: FG to roll out measures on reopening of schools

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The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has said the Federal Ministry of Education will release guidelines for the reopening of schools across the country.

POLITICS NIGERIA reported how the e federal government had on March 19 ordered the closure of all schools to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Although the guideline has not been released, an official said the schools will resume in phases with a batch resuming before the other.

The government is also considering morning and afternoon classes, the official said.

The chairman of the PTF, Boss Mustapha, while speaking at the daily briefing on Wednesday, said the nation was faced with the challenge of millions of out-of-school children before the COVID-19 pandemic.

This, he said, has been compounded by the compelling need for closure of schools as part of the measures to limit the spread of the virus.

“Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the nation was faced with the challenge of out-of-school children. This has now been compounded by the compelling need for closure of schools as part of the measures to limit the spread of the virus.

“​The PTF has been deliberating on this situation and wishes to inform Nigerians that the Federal Ministry of Education will roll out measures to be put in place for safe re-opening of our schools,” he said.

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