Federal Government says it does not have confidence yet to proceed with the re-opening of schools in view of the increasing number of COVID-19 infections as released by National Centre for Disease Control NCDC.

Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba

The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said this while fielding questions from State House reporters, after the eighth virtual Federal Executive Council FEC meeting, chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Nwajiuba said the decision of the Federal Ministry of Education to pause schools’ resumption plans and postpone participation in final examinations for secondary school students remained intact.

The minister, who said the ministry was still consulting with stakeholders, added that the West African Examination Council WAEC had also started consultations with West African states on a possibility of shifting dates.