Nigerian government provides updates on reopening of tertiary institutions
The Minister of Education, emeka nwajiubaon Monday, he gave updates on the reopening of tertiary institutions in the country.
Nwajiuba, speaking today at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID, said they have had discussions with groups lobbying the government to reopen universities, polytechnics and colleges of education.
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He pointed out that COVID-19 is still virulent, while institutions have not yet established mandatory guidelines.
“We have already reviewed responses from some 78 universities, most of which are private universities that insist they are ready to go.
“From the state universities, we have a 50-50 response and we are working to improve that and make sure everyone is really ready to go,” said the Minister.
Nwajiuba, however, expressed optimism that the institutions would soon reopen, but said he would not change the dates.
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