Amidst Covid-19 pandemic outbreak, Cross river state Governor, Ben Ayade, has approved re-opening of schools in his state. This move is unarguable known to go against the plan of federal Government and NCDC as no concrete measures in safeguarding the lives of students has been released in the bid to protect students and avoid endangering their lives.
The Governor of the state Ben Ayade reiterated his decision on Tuesday, 9th of June. He confirmed his readiness to reopen schools in the statement he made available to AIT.
“The final resolution has been made by the ministry of education in cross river state together with professional advice from health workers in reopening of schools. On this note, I Governor Ayade, hereby approve the re-opening of public schools in Cross-river state, one school to resume for test run in each senatorial district”- He said
The federal Government and the ministry of education is unhappy with the Governor’s decision on school re-opening. Speaking on behalf of the President Buhari, the minister of education (state) Nwajiuba reaffirmed the need for all state governments to respect Federal government’s decision especially during this novel pandemic.
“Government directive remain supreme and at a time like this it will be inhumane experimenting the lives of students amidst Covid-19 outbreak. Schools should be shutdown” -Nwajiuba submitted.
All public schools in Cross River State will resume June 16 as the State government plans a special protective measures for children and others.