The Anambra State government has revealed its position on reopening of schools in the state during the Coronavirus pandemic.
The state government on Wednesday noted that it would not risk the lives of children and students by reopening schools while Coronavirus cases increase daily.
The Commissioner for Basic Education in the state, Prof Kate Omenugha, stated this while addressing newsmen on Wednesday in Awka.
Prof Omenugha further stated that the decision not to open schools came from the Federal Government.
He also called on teachers to focus on online education and stop pressuring the state government to reopening schools as that won’t happen until the Federal Government gives such directives.
She said, “Government knows what it is doing. So, we are not going to reopen the schools and risk the lives of our children to the COVID-19 pandemic because some teachers are calling on us to resume.”
“When schools were shut down on March 24 because of coronavirus pandemic, we decided to engage school children in something meaningful instead of leaving them to idle away.”
Recall that the Federal Government had on Monday said that schools in Nigeria will remain shut, to curtail the spread of Coronavirus in the country.