Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, Minister of State for Education on June 23, presented to the National Assembly several guidelines and directives for the reopening of schools.
Schools had been closed in March due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in order to contain the spread of the virus.
Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, Made the presentation in a meeting with the Senate Committee on Basic and Secondary Education, he also revealed that they suggested a way to move the education sector forward during this Covid-19 pandemic.
“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 Representatives.
“The documents were presented to you so that you can criticise and make inputs as major stakeholders.” he said.
Akon Eyakenyi the Committee’s vice-Chairman expressed fear of pupils in public schools since most of them do not have the means to learn online like their mates in private schools for the academic year during this crises.