Fed, states meet on ‘next step’ as exit pupils return

The Federal Government will meet with commissioners of education o to review preparations for the safe reopening of schools.

The Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) is expected to attend the meeting to be hosted by the Federal Ministry of Education in Abuja.

The National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS) and All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS), are expected to be represented at the meeting.

The Federal Government on Monday said this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) will begin on August 17.

It asked schools to reopen for graduating pupils on Wednesday to enable them to undergo two weeks revision.

Federal Ministry of Education spokesman, Ben Goong, added that the ministry would supervise the resumption of unity schools.

He said the meeting would determine the “next steps”.

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) education secretariat will also hold an emergency meeting today.

Head of Information, FCT Education Secretariat, Kabiru Musa, said: “The education secretariat management will be meeting tomorrow (today). Other things will unfold.”

The fumigation of public schools in Lagos was completed on Saturday.

It was learnt that almost all the public schools across the six education districts in the state have been covered.

Fumigation had to be stopped on Saturday to give enough time for it to dry before resumption, as boarding pupils returned yesterday.

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