The Federal Government has announced plans for reopening schools nationwide soon.
However, state education minister Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba said schools would not reopen in two weeks as being speculated in some quarters.
He spoke on the COVID-19 news conference in Abuja during the Presidential Task Force on Thursday amid reports that the Federal Government round will reopen schools in the next two weeks.
As part of measures to avoid the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal government had ordered the permanent closure of educational institutions nationwide.
But while answering questions from the media about when the government plans to reopen to the schools after the lockdown’s easing, Nwajiuba said the schools would be reopened when the school children’s safety could be guaranteed.
He said the government has been mindful of not endangering school children’s lives and further spreading coronavirus in society.
He added that his ministry is working with other related stakeholders and government agencies to put in place appropriate steps that would ensure children’s safety before the schools are reopened.