The Federal Government has announced that it has kickstarted the process of discontaminating and disinfecting schools across the country before they are reopened.
Minister of the Environment, Muhammad Mahmood said this while responding to questions at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja.
Earlier, the Federal Government said it could not give a date for the reopening of schools across the country, especially as the Coronavirus pandemic is still spreading across the nation.
Mahmood said his ministry would liaise with the Federal Ministry of Education to get required data to conduct the exercise.
He said: “Government is trying to address the issue of opening the economy gradually. Until that is done, we can’t say immediately when schools will be reopened.
“It will not be proper to simply give you a date. It has to work in tandem with this opening scheme, because we don’t want to put our children at risk in any way. None of these schools can on their own function outside the society.
“It is the same thing when you asked the second question, which is when do we plan to have children going to the next classes? Those examinations will happen when we are satisfied that the children have got the syllabus and learnt what is enough for them to move.