In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 25th, August, 2020

FG Provides Replace on Reopening Universities After College students Protested In Abuja

FG Gives Update on Reopening Universities After Students Protested In Abuja


Minister of State for Schooling, Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba


The Minister of State for Schooling, Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, has revealed that the Federal Authorities is planning to completely reopen colleges quickly.


He made the revelation on Monday whereas pleading with protesting college students. 


In keeping with a report by Punch, although he stated no date has been fastened but for full colleges’ resumption, the minister urged protesting college students to “be affected person with FG”.


He defined that the federal government had continued to have interaction stakeholders, a few of whom have expressed readiness to renew absolutely.


Secondary and tertiary establishments in Nigeria had been closed as a result of COVID-19 pandemic on March 19, 2020.


The minister expressed optimism that the date for resumption was “across the nook”.


He disclosed that he and the Minister of Schooling, Adamu Adamu, met some stakeholders in tertiary training on Monday on the problem.


Nwajiuba stated about 78 privately-owned universities had been insisting that they had been prepared for resumption whereas the response from government-owned universities was nonetheless “50-50.”


He stated that after aggregating opinions, he would return to the PTF to assessment the state of affairs after which go forward to make a pronouncement.


“I urge our college students who’ve really exercised a number of endurance together with their mother and father … I urge you to bear with us a bit bit extra. The rioting must cease; there’s nothing to riot about.

“We don’t need to bandy round dates,” he stated, “We stay optimistic,” he added.

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