In view of the forthcoming general election, the Federal Government will today decide on whether to close both private and public schools in the country ahead of the general elections.
There has been calls by students, parents and other stakeholders for the schools to shut for at least two weeks as recent developments within the country had clearly shown that schools are targets of violence.
The minister of Education, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, who disclosed this at the weekend during a dinner with media executives and the Education Correspondents of Nigeria, ECAN, said “As far as the federal government and the Ministry of Education are concerned, nobody has made a statement concerning the closure of schools.
“However, we are aware that there are agitations and conflicting views with some stating that schools should be closed.
“To address this issue, the ministry has summoned all commissioners of education and other stakeholders for a meeting by Monday (today) 2pm so that the issue can be discussed.
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