The State Minister for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, confirmed this on Tuesday during the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) 2020 Policy Meeting on Admissions to Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria.
The government was doing everything within its control, according to Nwajiuba, to protect both lives and livelihoods.
He said: “Let me assure all compatriots that the government is very concerned about the long lockdown of the educational institutions of the nation, and the economy in general, in particular.
“The Federal Government is doing all it can to ensure that the highest priority they deserve is given to both life and wellbeing.
“The Presidential Task Force is actively operating with facts and statistics that mirror the truth of our current condition and circumstances.”
Nwajiuba also identified conditions for the school reopening, encouraging heads of institutions to begin preparations.