Nigeria may reverse decision on school resumption date of Jan 18~Minister
The Federal Government said on Monday that it would review the January 18 earlier date fixed for the resumption of schools across Nigeria in view of the surging rate of Coronavirus pandemic infection in the country.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, who said this while answering questions during a press briefing by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja attributed the decision to review the resumption date to the second wave of COVID-19 currently ravaging the country.
“It (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,” he said.
“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 the January 18 resumption date, we are reviewing it. We are going to review it.
“At the PTF meeting today, we considered it, and tomorrow, the ministry is going to take it up,” Adamu said