Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba has said that 104 unity schools will reopen to SS3 students from tomorrow, August 4.
The Minister made the announcement at the end of a virtual meeting with Commissioners of Education in 36 States and other stakeholders on Monday.
In a statement by the Director, Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Education (FMoE), Ben Goong, the lauded the Principals of the Colleges for the comprehensive preparation put in place ahead of tomorrow’s resumption.
“From today, the Honourable Minister of State for Education, Permanent Secretary and Directors will embark on an assessment tour of all Unity Colleges to ascertain and confirm the reports they have received from the Principals of Unity Colleges,” the statement said
In another report, scores of parents of private secondary school students in Ogun State, on Sunday, staged a protest over the compulsory COVID-19 test slammed on their wards by the state government.
The protesting parents accused the Governor Dapo Abiodun-led administration of demanding the sum of N25,000 for each returning boarding student of private schools to be tested before resumption of classes.
This comes ahead of the return to schools by graduating pupils following months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.