FG has asked all the public and private schools in Nigeria to resume on January 18. The decision was taken on Thursday, January 14, in Abuja, after a stakeholders meeting
Adamu Adamu, the minister of education, said that the schools should adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols
However, the decision was taken by the federal government after reaching a consensus with governors, commissioners and other stakeholders.
This was after the consensus was reached at a meeting between the minister of education, Mallam Adamu Adamu and commissioners of education in Abuja.
Sonny Echono, the permanent secretary of the federal ministry of education, who confirmed the new development said the minister had extensive discussions with state governors and proprietors of schools over FG’s plan to review school resumption
“We have had extensive discussions with state governors, proprietors of schools, labour/staff unions and students’ representatives.
And the consensus is that we should reopen all schools. “But the reopening of schools will be in compliance with COVID-19 protocols, especially strict adherence to non-pharmaceutic.al procedures.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the federal government declared that it would review the January 18 earlier date fixed for resumption of schools across the country.
It was reported that the government on Monday, January 11, attributed the decision to the second wave of COVID-19 currently ravaging the country.
The minister of education, Adamu Adamu, disclosed this while answering questions during a press briefing by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja.
In another report, the Lagos state government announced that all schools in the southwest state are to reopen for academics from Monday, January 18.