Nigerian Government reverses decision to open schools following spike in covid-19 cases

Pupils in class (Photo/Courtesy)

The Nigerian government has reversed its decision to reopen schools in the densely populated country after the cases of covid-19 increased.

Education Minister Adamu Adamu announced that schools would only reopen when it was safe to do so and not when the number of covid-19 cases kept increasing in the country.

Last week, Nigeria announced plans to reopen schools so that secondary and primary school students in their final years could prepare for final exams.

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However, Adamu Adamu said students would not be allowed to go back to school because there were high risks of spreading the virus. He insisted that schools would not be opening any time soon.

At the moment, Nigeria has 30, 249 cases of covid-19, including 684 deaths.

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