The hope of lifting the ban on the upper institutions in Nigeria has been dampened because the federal insisted that there is no arrangement for such development.
Briefing pressmen on Tuesday, June 30, Sani Aliyu, the coordinator of the presidential task force on Covid-19, made this mentioned as Nigeria begins another introduce relaxation of lockdown.
Aliyu’s position came on the heels of the selection of the federal announcing “a safe reopening” of faculties for the graduating classes nationwide.
The PTF coordinator said the govt. . . cannot afford to sabotage its efforts by reopening the tertiary institution.
He added that every one measures recommended and approved by President Muhammadu Buhari were geared towards flattening the curve of Covid-19 crisis.
Aliyu, however, assured that the federal will take “pragmatic measures” in ensuring that the education sector doesn’t lose a whole year due to Covid-19 pandemic.
“Summarily, there is no plan to reopen tertiary institutions until we get to absolutely the better of the numbers and also see clearly that we are making significant progress in terms of flattening the curve,” Aliyu said on a radio programme.
“However, we’ve taken pragmatic measures to form sure we do not lose a whole year in terms of primary to lyceum transition, hence the president’s approval for schools to reopen so as that exiting students could return to highschool and write their examinations kind of which are regional.”