Lockdown Relaxation, Schools May Resume For WAEC Exams, And The Like – Presidency

*President Buhari’s spokesperson, Femi Adesina

Following the nationwide Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic address by President Muhammadu Buhari on phased ease out of the lockdown, which was however silent on the resumption of schools, the Presidency has provided further update on school resumption. Buhari had ordered a gradual relaxation of the lockdown in Lagos and Ogun States as well as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja starting from Monday May 4, 2020, but was, however, silent on the reopening of schools. However, Buhari’s imagemaker, who was on TVC, said schools may re-open for those about to take exams.

He said candidates about to take West African Examinations Council (WAEC) and other examinations may be allowed to go back to school. He said: “If you look at Germany, they gradually reduced their lockdown by opening the schools for those who have exams. Same may apply here as those who are to write WAEC and take examinations may be allowed to resume to take their exams. The Presidential Task Force will be the ones to decide on when to re-open.”

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