Unity Colleges ready for resumption –FG

By Rukayat Akanbi

The Federal Ministry of Education has said that all the 104 Unity Colleges are ready to open to graduating students tomorrow, August 4th. In a statement by the Minister of State for Education, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, made the announcement during a meeting held with Honourable Commissioners of Education of the 36 States of the Federation this morning via the Zoom platform.

He said all returning students are to undergo temperature checks among other protocols before being admitted into their schools. Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba also lauded principals of Unity Colleges for the comprehensive preparation put in place for resumption. He said; “Across states, honourable commissioners have reported varying degrees of preparation and readiness for reopening between the 4th and 10th of August, 2020 for virtually all schools within their jurisdictions.

“Also, from today, the Honourable Minister of State for Education, Permanent Secretary and directors will embark on an assessment tour of all Unity Colleges to ascertain and confirm the reports they have received from the principals of Unity Colleges”. The Education Minister explained that Federal Education Quality Assurance Directors deployed to the states have been directed to monitor compliance in their respective states.

Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba enjoined Honourable Commissioners from the States to embark on assessment tours in their jurisdictions to ascertain the level of preparations for reopening. According to him while most schools will reopen tomorrow, others will continue to fine tune their preparations in the coming days for reopening. He urged all schools to communicate their specific reopening dates to their parents and students to avoid chaos in the system.

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