The House of Representatives has faulted the Federal Government for giving schools the go-ahead to resume on Monday despite the increasing cases of COVID-19.

The House said government officials did not consult the relevant committees of the National Assembly, contrary to their claim that all relevant stakeholders were consulted before arriving at the January 18, 2021, resumption date.

It, therefore, demanded postponement of resumption for three months, where necessary safety measures weren’t put in place and compliance with protocols low.

Chairman of the House Committee on Basic Education and Services, Prof Julius Ihonvbere, disclosed these in a telephone interview with our correspondent on Saturday.

“They did not consult us; at least in my committee, nobody from the ministry spoke to me. I have been in Abuja. And I am not sure that they spoke to any of my members. They just don’t see us as part of the critical stakeholders,” he said.

Ihonvbere, in a statement he issued in Abuja on Saturday, on behalf of his committee, opposed the Monday resumption date.

The statement was titled “School resumption: Are we truly prepared?”

It read, “The Committee on Basic Education and Services, House of Representatives, has received with concern the decision of the Federal Government to reopen schools on January 18, 2021.

“We are particularly concerned that when the infection rates hovered around 500 and under, schools were closed; but now that it hovers well above 1,000 infections daily, schools are being reopened. Why are we rushing to reopen schools without adequate verifiable and sustainable arrangements to protect and secure our children?”


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3 thoughts on “Covid-19: Reps Oppose School Resumption, See Their New Resumption Date”
  1. Nonsense set of people, when the discussion of resume or no resume where are u people and ur ministry?
    You do as if nothing consign u abt education and now u care abt ur children my question is, which one among them?
    When none of ur children were here, bcs if they were here you shld av say something since but now…..
    After 3month again, since when private university av resume is there any issue or a students have contacted the virus…….
    But now when a lot of students have hope u won’t to shattered it again on ur baseless excuse ……
    The virus u are talking abt, if staying is main cure for it I think there shld be any remnants of the virus in this country again……..
    U people shld face reality, whether stay or no stay what really change up till nw ? Nothing!!
    Which ministry if u really care abt ur children as u said each ministry, senatorial shld help providing everything that all nigeria university need to stay safe during their academic activities instead of harding another three months to staying at home……
    Useless set of people….

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