The Minister of State for Education , Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba , says no date has been fixed yet for full schools ’ resumption even though the Federal Government had continued to engage stakeholders .
Nwajiuba said this during the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID – 19 on Monday in Abuja .
The minister , however , expressed optimism that the date for resumption was “ around the corner ” , adding , that “ we are not going to be brandishing dates . ”
He disclosed that he and the Minister of Education , Adamu Adamu , met some stakeholders in tertiary education earlier in the day on the issue .
Nwajiuba said “ about 78 privately-owned universities are insisting that they were ready for resumption ” while the response from government -owned universities was still “ 50 – 50 ” .
He said that after aggregating opinions , he would return to the PTF to review the situation and then go ahead to make a pronouncement .
The minister urged students of tertiary institutions protesting the continued closure of their schools to be a little more patient with the government .