It’s well known that few months ago following the outbreak of covid-19, the federal government officially ordered for the closure of all educational sector in a view of ceasing the spread of coronavirus.
Since the shutdown of schools, Reopening of all educational sectors in Nigeria has been a bone of contention between the government and the citizens as students and parents express concern about continuing closure of school.
Recently, president Muhammad Buhari in conjunction with the federal government has vested powers on the state governments to decide when to lift lockdown in their various states. For instance, restrictions on churches and mosques have been lifted by the federal government yet some states like Lagos didn’t agree to the decision of federal government due to the persistence increase in the number of affected persons in their state.
In reference to what the federal government said, Two states named Cross Rivers and Borno have decided to reopen schools for primary and secondary schools, amid covid-19 disease and decided to abide by all the preventive measures given by the Nigeria center for disease control.
Recently, after the governor of Borno state Babagana Umara Zulum distribution of food and relief items to his residents in the state, he officially announced the reopening of three schools in Bama, with the view of letting students to continue their education.
The governor said that he will be present on the resumption day to supervise the enrolment of all students as he said that the Mega school will be turned to secondary school while girls’ secondary school will be relocated to Shettimari primary school on temporary basis.
Another state that has given school resumption date is Cross Rivers governed by Ben Ayade.
The resumption date was made known to all residents by the commissioner for Education, Godwin Amanke who said that the resumption of schools may start on June 16, 2020. He also said that they will make sure that every student is wearing his or her nose masks, maintaining social distance and other measures to avoid being affected by the virus.
Professor Ben Ayade made this announcement through his special adviser on media Christian ita in calabar the state capital as he stated that Nigerians should try in adapting the measures given to ease the spread coronavirus.
He further said that the federal government will be very excited to encourage the resumption of schools in his state, as he revealed that covid-19 has come to stay that the only thing to do is to avoid being contacted by the virus by following the guidelines given by the Nigeria center for disease control.