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FG berates Makinde, faults reopening of schools

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By Our Correspondent

The Minister of state for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba,  while answering questions from journalists during the daily briefing on the update on fight against coronavirus pandemic, faulted the reopening of schools by governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.


  According to him, the Ministry of Eduction did not give out any guideline to Oyo State to reopen schools, emphasising that like all other sub-nationals, governors were under the constitution of the Federal Government of Nigeria.

 The Oyo State Government, last week, announced that the primary 6 pupils, the Junior Secondary School 3, and the Senior Secondary School 3 students in the state would resume classes next Monday (June 29).

 Makinde, who said that a team of experts were reviewing the pattern and progress made in the fight against the virus, said the opening of schools in the state was scheduled to be gradual.