All Schools to Reopen on January 18, Says FG

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After contemplation by FG and concerns raised by ASUU on school resumption date because of Second wave of COVID-19,  the Federal Government has given the nod for schools to resume on January 18, 2021.

The consensus was reached at a meeting between the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu and governors, stakeholders Commissioners of Education in Abuja.

The Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education, Arc. Sonny Echono, who confirmed this to newsmen said: “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-pharmaceutical procedures.”

Many Nigerians have argued that it is irrational to keep students and pupils at home if markets should open and other public functions hold without due observations to COVID-19 precautionary measures. Such arguments may have pressured the FG to withdrew decision to further postpone school resumption date.


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