FG: We Will Review January 18 School Resumption Date


By Abiola Olawale

Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu on Monday has said that the January 18th resumption date for schools across the country is subject to constant review. The minister said the government is reviewing the January 18th resumption date for schools due to the rising COVID-19 cases.

Adamu announced this during the Presidential Task Force(PTF) briefing on Monday. The minister said there are concerns about the scheduled date.

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Adamu said, “It ( January 18 resumption date) 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. On January 18th resumption, we are reviewing it, we are going to review it.”

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It would be recalled that Nigeria crossed the 100,000 mark of COVID-19 cases on Sunday. This has raised concerns over the reopening of schools on January 18.

Recall that government ordered the closure of schools in March 2020 following the spread of the virus to Nigeria in February 2020.

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