104 Unity Colleges ready to reopen on 4th August – Minister

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By Chimezie Godfrey

The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba has announced that all the 104 Unity Colleges are ready to open their gates to exit classes tomorrow.

Nwajiuba announced the preparedness of the Unity Colleges on Monday at a meeting with Commissioners of Education of the 36 States of the Federation via the Zoom platform.

The Minister lauded Principals of Unity Colleges for the comprehensive preparation put in place for resumption.

Across states, Commissioners reported varying degrees of preparation and readiness for reopening between the 4th and 10th of August, 2020 for virtually all schools within their jurisdictions.

The Minister agreed with the Permanent Secretary and Directors to embark on an assessment tour of all Unity Colleges to ascertain and confirm the reports they have received from the Principals of Unity Colleges.

According to him, Federal Education Quality Assurance Directors deployed to the States have been directed to monitor compliance in their respective states.

He urged Commissioners from the States to embark on assessment tours in their jurisdictions to ascertain the level of preparations for reopening.

“While most schools will reopen tomorrow, others will continue to fine tune their preparations in the coming days for reopening.

“All schools should communicate their specific reopening dates to their parents and students in order to avoid chaos in the system

“All returning students are to undergo temperature checks among other protocols before being admitted into their schools,”The Minister said.

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