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EDUCATION: FG Gives Update On Reopening Of Schools


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, (NCDC), has revealed why the Nigerian government is not willing to reopen schools in the country at the moment.

NCDC’s Head of Risk Communication, Yahya Disu stated that, the federal government is reluctant due to the poor public perception and compliance to health protocol on COVID-19 prevention in the country.

He stressed that reopening of schools will hike the number of infections as further spread of the virus is inevitable, while he added that all schools will remain closed.

He said:

 “The risk perception by the public is still very low and it’s because our population structure consists mostly of youth who may have the disease and not have symptoms.

“Reopening schools will further spread the disease. If there is a good level of compliance, then we could consider school reopening.

“School children are likely not going to comply and it could spread the disease among them as majority of our pupils go to school in vehicles and the transport sector is known to have a poor record of compliance.”

It would be recalled that, the federal government closed down schools as part of measures to curb the further spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria

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