– President Buhari reopens schools for final year school students.
– Lift ban on interstate movements, approved local operation of aviation industry.
– Tertiary institutions remain locked till further notice.
The Nigerian president, Gen. Mohammadu Buhari, Rtd., has on Monday reopened schools for final year students in Primary 6, Junior Secondary School 3 (J.S 3) and Senior Schools 3 (S.S 3).
This information was made known through the vice president’s media team, VillaUpdates, on Monday.
The decision followed the recommendation by the Mustapha led presidential task force on COVID-19 (PTFCOVID19) earlier today.
Recall that Nigeria News has earlier reported that the PTFCOVID19 met with president Buhari with their recommendation after the eased lockdown elapse and that presidency is yet to make a decision.
Few hours later, President Buhari has approved the re-opening of schools for the aforementioned group of students, this is to allow them write their appropriate final rate examinations.
However, the president declared that all day care and primary schools remain closed till further notice, with an exclusion of common entrance pupils.
Also, secondary schools and tertiary institutions are still on shutdown till further evaluation and decision is made, except the aforementioned classes that are looking forward to their SSCE and JSCE as the case may be.
However, the date for the resumption is not certain as there are still necessary preparations to be made in order to ensure the safety of the students.
The presidency therefore promised the students will resume as soon as those preparations are complete.
Furthermore, the Buhari-led administration has completely lift bans on interstate movements and vehicles are free to travel from one state to another with ease.
The lift of ban on interstate movements resumes on Wednesday, the 1st of July 2020.
Similarly, airport have been given permission to resume operations, but only on domestic flights as at the moment.
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