The Nigerian government says it is currently reviewing the 18th of January resumption date for schools across the country, following the rise in COVID-19 cases.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, made this known on Monday at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
According to Adamu, “January 18th date of school reopening, is not sacrosanct. When we decided on that date it was just a target towards what we were working on”
Of course, we are keeping it in view and looking at what is happening in the society and then it is supposed to be subject to constant review. Even today at the PTF meeting we looked at the rising figures and thought about if we should probably take another look at it.
“On January 18th resumption, we are reviewing it, we are going to review it… tomorrow the Ministry is going to take it up,” he added.
The federal government had approved 18th January as resumtion date for students of Federal government colleges while the National Univeristies Commission NUC, certified same date for reopening of universities across the country.
Recall that Osun State, Lagos ,Kwara and few other states had also approved Monday, January 18, 2021, as the official resumption date for schools in the states.
Meanwhile, Academic session had resumed since 4th of January 2021 in Ebonyi state despite the increasing figures of COVID-19 cases.
Source: Voice of Nigeria