The Federal Government has warned state governments against succumbing to pressure from parents and other caregivers to re-open schools, saying that it was capable of worsening the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
The Minister of State, Education, Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, gave the warning on Monday at the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.
He was reacting to a question of parents expressing concerns over Oyo State’s planned reopening of schools.
He said that the Federal Ministry of Education did not give Oyo State any guidance on re-opening schools in the state.
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