SCHOOLS RESUMPTION: Wait till 3 Month, House Of Reps Tells Schools The House Of Representatives of Nigeria Has propose a three-month postponement of school reopening date in Nigeria.
The Representative members has faulted the Federal Government of Nigeria for giving approval of schools reopening on Monday despite the increasing cases of Coronavirus.
According to House of Representatives federal government officials never consult the relevant committees of the National Assembly in respect of schools resumption, contrary to the National Assembly claim, all relevant stakeholders were consulted and fully aware before arriving at the January 18, 2021, resumption date.
Reps asked federal government to postpone schools resumption till Three month time, postpone resumption till three months, where necessary safety measures will be put in place and compliance with protocols low.
Prof Julius Ihonvbere, Chairman of the House Committee on Basic Education and Services, said these through telephone interview with PUNCH correspondent on Saturday.
According to Prof. Ihonvbere, nobody consult us; at least in my committee, nobody from Education ministry spoke to me in respect of resumption. I have been in Abuja. And I don’t think they spoke to any of National Assembly members. They don’t take us as important, They just don’t see us as part of the critical stakeholders,” he said.
Ihonvbere, in a statement issue in Abuja, said schools cannot resume on Monday, 18 January, 2021.
House of Representatives, on Basic Education and Services committee, has received with concern the decision of Government to resume schools on January 18, 2021.
We don’t need to rush and resume without adequate verifiable and sustainable arrangements to protect and secure students, We are particularly concerned that when the infection rates hovered around 500