Nigerian Govt discloses parents position on school re-opening
The Federal government has revealed that 80 percent of parents have kicked against the reopening of schools.
Furthermore, this information was disclosed by Mr. Emeka Nwajiuba, the Minister of State for Education,
while speaking at Thursday’s briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja.
According to him, a survey done indicted most parents doesn’t want schools reopening at the moment,
as they don’t want their children to be used as an experiment.
“We are keeping the children at home because you can’t see coronavirus with your naked eyes
and can’t know if a child is asymptomatic or carrying the virus.
If he does, and he goes back and infects another person,
there is no way for us to know.
“Prior to that, the ministry carried out a perception survey around the country
and 80 percent of the responses were assurances from parents that they’re not willing to experiment with their children.
If there are parents willing to experiment –
to check whether it can work or not, we can invite them to a test,” Nwajiuba said.
Furthermore, Mr. Emeka Nwajiuba, the Minister of State for Education, presented the proposal during a meeting with the Senate Committee on Basic and Secondary Education.
Also, Nwajiuba explained the ministry’s plans for students to resume to the lawmakers.
Nigeria currently has 22,614 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
About 7,822 patients have been discharged, while 549 have died.
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