The Federal Government on Monday announced the reopening of the 104 unity colleges for SS3 students to undertake revision ahead of the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination slated for August 17.
The government directed all the colleges open from Tuesday to pupils.
Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba made the announcement at the end of a virtual meeting with Commissioners of Education of the 36 States and other stakeholders on Monday.
In a statement by the Director, Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Education (FMoE), Ben Goong, the Minister lauded principals of the Colleges for comprehensive preparation put in place ahead of resumption.
According to the statement, all returning students are to undergo temperature checks and other COVID-19 protocols before being admitted into their schools.
“From today, the Honourable Minister of State for Education, Permanent Secretary and Directors will embark on an assessment tour of all Unity Colleges to ascertain and confirm the reports they have received from the Principals of Unity Colleges.
“Similarly, Federal Education Quality Assurance Directors deployed to the States have been directed to monitor compliance in their respective states.”
According to the statement, Commissioners of education were enjoined to embark on assessment tours in their jurisdictions to ascertain the level of preparations for reopening.
“While most schools will reopen tomorrow, others will continue to fine tune their preparations in the coming days for reopening.
“Education Minister, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba is asking all schools to communicate their specific reopening dates to their parents and students in order to avoid chaos in the system.
“All returning students are to undergo temperature checks among other protocols before being admitted into their schools,” the statement added.