Olaleye Idowu

The federal government of Nigeria has given nod to state governments and school administrators to start making plan preparation for the full resumption of schools across the country.

Urban Express News-online had reported the Decision of Lagos state government plan reopening of its tertiary institution on September 14, 2020, as schools were shot throughout the country in march as part of measures to curb the spread of Coronavirus disease.  

However, the FG announced the resumption of graduating pupils effective August 4, 2020, to write this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination from August 17, 2020, through September 12, 2020.

In a press briefing today and that which was monitored by urban Express News-online through channels Television Platform, the National Coordinator of the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19, Dr Sani Aliyu said the task force recommends phase return of students to classrooms.

He said “For educational institutions which include daycare, primary, secondary and tertiary institutions. Educational institutions should begin the process of working towards potentially reopening within this phase.

Aliyu said the National Youth Service Corps should start making preparations to reopen its orientation camps nationwide

 “The task force was in the process of developing “strict guidelines” to forestall the outbreak of infections when NYSC camps reopen.

Aliyu said, “For the National Youth Service Corps, the NYSC is to consolidate on safety measures currently being put in place and start preparing for the reopening of orientation camps when educational institutions open.

 “We are in the process of developing strict guidelines to ensure there is no outbreak of Covid-19 when this process starts.”

“The taskforce is extremely conscious of the possibility of further lifting of lockdown, the strategies mapped out by the NYSC Management  had taken care of various scenarios and would be presented to the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 through the Nigeria centre for Disease centre for guidance”

Meanwhile government had equally extended nationwide curfew from 12am to 4am

Aliyu said; “I will first of all start with general movement. We are modifying the curfew to commence from 12 midnight to 4am nationwide, effective from 12:00 tonight.

He said the curfew will no longer be from 10pm and 4am as the news schedule will be from 12am to 4am.

“The PTF had also lifted the ban on inter-state movement and okayed the resumption of domestic and international flights”

“This does not apply to people on essential services and international travellers that might be returning from abroad.”

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