Reps, minister meet on schools’ resumption Monday

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The House of Representatives Committee on Education, on Wednesday, said it had invited the Minister of Education, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, and the Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, to a meeting over the resumption date for schools.

Chairman of the House Committee on Education, Aminu Suleiman, who disclosed this to journalists on the sideline of oversight tour to some tertiary institutions in Lagos, said the committee would meet with the minister and NMA officials on September 15 to discuss the resumption date for public and private schools in the country.

“It is true that government has reviewed the position earlier taken on the resumption, government may have some reasons that are not available to us. But since the Minister of Health has initially justified the reason for the review, the legislature decided to abide by that position.

“Now, a superior, more professionally position has been taken by those supposed to drive the project in the first place. The NMA advised that the review of the date will not be in the best interest of the country health wise.”

The lawmaker said as representatives of the people, the House decided to invite the executive through the minister and the NMA, “which we have done.”

“The meeting is slated for September 15, so that we can interact and arrive at the very best position.”

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