The information has it that the federal government (FG) and all vice-chancellors (VCS) and National Universities Commission (NUC) have agreed to reopen all schools in Nigeria on September 7, 2020, after a long meeting during the weekend.
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All schools operate by Nigeria’s education system which is based on the (1)-6-3-3-4 formula: one-year pre-primary education, six years primary, three years junior secondary, three years senior secondary, and a minimum of four to seven years in tertiary education will definitely resume to full academics no going this is because the federal government (FG), Vice-Chancellors in all universities (Federal universities, state universities, and public universities), National Universities Commission and National Board for Technical Education, otherwise known as NBTE and others over the weekend agreed to kick off academic activities in all schools in Nigeria.
FG has assured the general public that ASUU strike won’t Halt the agreement of all schools in Nigeria to reopen September 7, 2020.
THE Federal Government also said that it will continue to engage striking members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities ahead of the reopening of universities and other tertiary institutions.
ASUU has been on strike since March 2020 over lingering issues including an attempt to force the lecturers to enroll on the Federal Government Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS) platform.
Minister of State for Education, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwjiuba while responding to a question on Thursday at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing, expressed optimism that there would be compromise before the resumption of universities, polytechnics, College of Education, Secondary schools and others across the state.
And as a form of learning activity Teachers and lecturers must administer examination within 2 weeks after 3 weeks of revision.
The second semester is expected to be October to begin October 30, 2020.
Note that all federal, state and private universities have been directed to use this official Academic calendar to be used ahead of September 7 resumption and should be used for running academic activities after the shutdown of schools forced by COVID-19.