The Nigerian Government have started considering reopening schools and embarking on morning and afternoon classes despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jameela News learned this from the Minister for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba during the daily press briefing of the Presidential Task Force on the update of COVID-19 in the country.
Nwajiuba said that the federal government is concerned about the safety of students across the country, hence the decision to split classes for students.
The Minister also explained that the decision by the Federal Government was influenced by experts from the World Health Organization, WHO.
Nwajiuba emphasised that this development was a follow-up to their commitment to reopening schools despite the spate of COVID-19 cases in the country.
He said: “We may have classes in the morning and classes in the afternoon so that we will have the whole of the infrastructure divided provided they can serve us.
“I am not sure we will have classes at night. But we can do with morning and afternoon for now.”
This online news medium understands that the country has recorded over 8300 COVID-19 cases.
According to the May 26th report by the Nigeria Center for Disease Contro, NCDC, Nigeria recorded 276 new cases.
Jameela News reports that despite the ease of lockdown in some parts of the country and stipulated curfew in other parts, Nigeria now has a total of 8344 COVID-19 cases across the federation.
See details of the NCDC breakdown below:
“276 new cases of #COVID19;
“8344 cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria
“Discharged: 2385. Deaths: 249”
Meanwhile, Lagos State, the epi-centre of COVID-19, remains the worst-hit with at least 3051 active cases and 47 deaths.
Kano State follows with a distant 751 active cases and 37 deaths.