The Kogi State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Hon. Wemi Jones has reiterated the State Government’s readiness to comply with the opening of schools if the decision is finally agreed upon by the various Stakeholders.
Hon. Wemi Jones stated this in a chat with Thenigerianpost, said despite the plans by the Federal Government through the PTF to reopen schools for the transition students, States are however limited because of their individual peculiarities to make categorical statements.
He maintained that because of the federal system in operation in the country, Kogi State alongside other states are weighing their peculiarities, said pronouncements would be made soon after a meeting of Education Commissioners and stakeholders in the education sectors towards taking a position based on their peculiarities and measures suitable for schools.
He disclosed that such decision to open schools is particularly taking cognizance of the private schools and the need for them to be able to meet up with the requirements to observe safety protocols, reasons why a pronouncement has not been made by the state alongside others on the PTF directives.
Hon. Wemi Jones assured that the State is prepared and ready to open schools once it is all agreed upon, said there is no cause to worry by parents and students as is been envisaged in some quarters.
The Commissioner explained that decision would be taken in the best interest of the health and safety need of the people.