ADEOLA AJAYI, EKITI
The entire world roared out concerning Nigeria education sector inlikes of Covid-19, the students looks calm to hear the date of resumption.
The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba made the presentation on Tuesday during a meeting with the Senate Committee on Basic and Secondary Education.
At the presentation today, the minister said, “In the document provided, we have suggested how we can move our education sector forward during this pandemic.
“We don’t want to make it known at this time so that some people will not take our proposed guidelines for school reopening.
“Even if the Senate has not called us, we would have come to you to discuss with you because we have already discussed with the House of Representatives.
“The documents were presented to you so that you can criticise and make inputs as major stakeholders”.
Eyakenyi said, “Even when the students in the cities have access to education programmes on radio and television, what of those in the villages? What do we do so that we don’t shut them out?
“If the government can give guidelines for the reopening of churches and mosques, stakeholders in the education sector could also hold a meeting with the government to agree on guidelines for school reopening.
“We can design a plan that would ensure that not all the students resume at the same time. We could probably start with the exit classes.
“We could have the number of students that would go to school for both morning and afternoon sessions.
“We have to be innovative in our approach to save our educational sector in this country because nobody knows how long the virus will be with us.”
The Punch confirmed to CMM