The Minister of State for Education, Hon. Chukwuemaka Nwajiuba has hinted that the Federal Government will formally unveil the plans for the reopening of schools on Monday next week.
He added that this will be done after the adoption of the proposal by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Nwajiuba gave the indication on Thursday during PTF news briefing in Abuja.
He also debunked a media report credited to him that coronavirus pandemic was a sham and that the virus did not exist in Nigeria.
The minister maintained that when this was done the plan for the reopening of schools would be formally announced on Monday next during the daily PTF briefing.
He said “Some of our brothers published something yesterday to the effect that I told him or them that coronavirus is a sham.
“I must address and tell you all that no such thing transpired. Coronavirus is real and we have been meeting over this and working to strengthen our response to the pandemic.
“I recognise that someone who is in the Federal Ministry of Education that all our Intelligence Quotient (IQ) are not at the same level. So, some people may have a different perception of what I said- maybe a lot of grammar that was not assimilated properly,” he said.