The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and Federal Ministry of Education have directed schools to conduct periodic (weekly) risk assessments. This is to review the gaps that may exist in reducing the risk of COVID-19 spread in schools, and tailor interventions to address these gaps. 

It was gathered that this was advised by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control,

Local governments and states were directed to conduct a monthly and quarterly COVID-19 risk assessment in schools respectively.

According to the NCDC, the assessment will determine schools’ level of compliance with safety protocols including physical distancing, hand-washing and the use of face masks, whose violation can put students at risk of COVID-19.across the country were shut in March as part of measures to check the spread of COVID-19.