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Schools Reopening: Tertiary Institutions to Remain Closed as FG Lifts Ban on Interstate Movement.

RightReporters 06/29/2020

View pictures in App save up to 80% data. President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday approved the resumption of classes for graduating students to prepare and take their final exams while tertiary institutions are to remain closed till further announcement.

The students expected to resume are in Primary 6 who are to write the Common Entrance Examination; Junior Secondary School 3 students and Senior Secondary School 3 students.

Bashir Ahmad, Personal Assistant on New Media to President Buhari, made this clear through his twitter handle on Monday after the chairman of the PFT announces the resumption of schools.

According to Ahmad’s tweet, “NB: Secondary and tertiary schools (public and private) to remain closed, until further announcement by the authorities.”

Meanwhile, the chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19, Boss Mustapha has announced the lifting of ban on interstate movement and resumption of domestic flight operation effective July 1.

Mustapha who disclosed this during daily briefing on Monday in Abuja added that the latest developments were contained in the task force’s fifth interim report submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari earlier in the day.

According to Mustapha, “I am pleased to inform you that Mr. President has carefully considered the 5th Interim Report of the PTF and has accordingly approved that, with the exception of some modifications to be expatiated upon later, the Phase II of the eased lockdown be extended by another four weeks with effect from Tuesday, June 30, 2020, through Midnight of Monday, 27 July 2020.

“Specifically, however, the following measures shall either remain in place or come into effect:

“Permission of movement across state borders only outside curfew hours with effect from 1st July, 2020;

“Safe re-opening of schools to allow students in graduating classes resume in-person in preparation for examinations;

“Safe reopening of domestic aviation services as soon as practicable.”

Read also: Border Reopening: Nigeria, South Africa, US excluded from list of travelers permitted entry to Europe.

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