By Salimon Quadri
The Minister of State For Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, has on Monday, impelled Nigerian students to be patient as the reopening of schools is being considered by the Federal Government.
“I urge our students who have actually exercised a lot of patience along with their parents … I urge you to bear with us a little bit more.” Nwajiuba said.
Recall, tertiary institutions, secondary as well as primary schools have been forced to close down since March 2020, as a measure of curtailing the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
During Monday’s briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, the Minister also advises students to stop rioting as there is no reason to do so.
“The rioting needs to stop; there is nothing to riot about,” he said.
He further disclosed that moves have been taken for the safe reopening of schools while guidelines have been given to some institutions to achieve that.
Nonetheless, Nwajiuba said the authorities, ” remain positive “, and will not “want to bandy around dates” of resumptions.