President Goodluck Jonathan has directed that the resumption of primary and secondary schools across the country be put on hold for now.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Youth and Students Matters, Jude Imagwe, disclosed this in Abuja on Tuesday. He However, did not state how long the students would be made to stay at home following the directive. he said…
the President was wary of the danger of the disease to the nation’s future generation and as a result ordered that the schools remained on holiday till the country finds a way out of the outbreak.
“He advised that as a President he did not desire that our secondary and primary schools should be opened at this critical time because we have high population of young brothers and sisters who want to see themselves grow from primary and graduate tomorrow.
“We cannot have what it takes to have eye on each of these brothers and sisters, the future of this country in their classes,” Imagwe said.
Imagwe spoke at a one-day forum on Tertiary Institutions Students Health Insurance Programme organised by the National Universities Commission (NUC) and national Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in Abuja.