House of rep propose to FG for schools to resume next three months

  • Mon Jan 18 2021

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The House of Representatives have proposes to Federal Governor for schools to resume in the next three months, faulting the decision of the FG for giving schools the go ahead to resume on Monday, saying that it’s not ideal with the increasing cases of Covid-19 pandemic. —————> They accuse the Federal Government of not consulting with relevant authorities before arriving at the January 18th resumption date. Ihonvbere, in a statement he issued in Abuja on Saturday, on behalf of his committee, opposed the Monday resumption date. —————> Chairman of the House Committee on Basic Education and Services, Prof Julius Ihonvbere, disclosed to newsmen in a telephone interview. —————> “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.————-> 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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