The Nigerian government has reversed last week’s decision to reopen schools nationwide for final-year primary and secondary school students.
Education Minister Adamu Adamu told reporters at the presidential palace that schools would only reopen when it was safe to do so and not when the number of coronavirus cases was rising in the country.
This would not be anytime soon, he said.
The U-turn means millions of students at primary and secondary schools, as well as tertiary institutions including universities, will most likely not graduate this year.
Nigeria has 30,249 cases of coronavirus so far, including 684 deaths.