Mr Dan Nwomeh, Special Assistant on Media and Communications to the Health Minister, made this known in a text message.
He said the Ministry of Education was responsible for the reopening of schools but the Ministry of Health provided advice to the education authorities to ensure safety in schools.
Nwomeh added that the ministry had provided the same support to all relevant bodies, groups and agencies of government in tackling any possible spread of the Ebola Virus Disease.
“The Federal Ministry of Health has done its job by providing expertise advice to the Federal Ministry of Education just the same way it does to those holding rallies and mass gatherings as the NBA conference.
“The Federal and State Ministries of Education and owners of private schools are supposed to act on our recommendations by making the necessary arrangements for the reopening of schools,” the text read.