The Federal Government of Nigeria (FG) has announced Monday, June 8, 2020, as the official resumption date for Universities, polytechnics, and other schools.

Federal Government Officially Declares Resumption Date for Schools

This was made known by Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the

Federation, and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.

Boss Mustapha assured and raised the hope Nigeria students and the general

public when he stated that President Muhammadu Buhari will open up all

financial Institutions, schools and also spiritual houses after this second stage of

lockdown which will end June 1 and activities will begin normal on 8 June, 2020.

It could be recalled that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has raised

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some hope on the Resumption date for Schools in Nigeria shut due to coronavirus scares.

In his words he said;

“Many see the resumption of schools in the near future as a slim dream based on how COVID-19 continues to penetrate.”

But the Director-General (DG), of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, said on Monday that the education sector was part of those being discussed.

Boss Mustapha, stated that President Muhammadu Buhari will open up all

financial Institutions, schools and also spiritual houses after this second stage of

lockdown if they adopt the new strategies under the COVID-19 era in line with the guidelines.

Mustapha, who declared this throughout the day-to-day media rundown on Tuesday

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claimed that Buhari’s choice to prolong the relieved lockdown for an additional two

weeks is to try curb the spread of COVID-19, before the economic environment is completely reopened.

According to Mustapha, the first stage of the relieved lockdown ran out on Monday,

May 18 and Buhari has currently expanded it by an additional 2 weeks until June 1.

He stated the choice to reopen the economic climate slowly, is based upon present experiences from various nations and expert guidance.

Mustapha stressed that the choice is not stressful and that the government shares

in the discomforts as well as problems of its citizens, adding that our future stays in

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our hands and conformity is just one of the secrets to opening that future.

He emphasied that both extra weeks must be made use of by businesses, offices, specialist bodies, churches, schools, etc

awaiting resuming to plan and embrace new methods under a COVID-19 period in

accordance with the guidelines, as behavioral adjustment is a must to each

person since COVID 19 has actually changed the world totally.

Boss Mustapha consequently urged all institutions, places of worship, services,

workplaces, etc to use this duration to strategy and also embrace new techniques under a COVID-19 era in line with the standards.

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