Private school teachers in Nigeria are eligible to access Federal Government’s N100 billion covid-19 intervention fund, according to the Minister of State for Education Emeka Nwajiuba who stated this on Monday.

The minister who spoke during the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 briefing in Abuja, expressed satisfaction with the level of compliance with virus prevention protocol by schools that have resumed for exit classes.

He said the government was continuing with its engagement with private school teachers to access the N100 billion Central Bank of Nigeria credit support intervention for the healthcare industry.

“They are the intellectual powerbase of the country,” Nwajiuba stated. We have moved round the country. I inspected a few myself and I’m very happy with what we met on ground and seen how our students are conducting themselves. There is social distancing in the dormitories and classrooms.

“The Directors of Quality Assurance in all the states have reported positively. There is unanimity around the country. The students returned with all their face masks and hand sanitisers,” the minister said, pointing out however that some pupils ignore the protocols.

“Once they get out of class, they come together, hug each other, playing. There is no way around that. It is almost very difficult,” he said.


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