Education Ministry to review Jan. 18 resumption date for schools




Nigeria's Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

The of says the Jan.18, 2021 date for schools to resume is not sacrosanct, hence a new date may be announced depending on  the nation’s COVID-19 indicators.

The Minister of , Mr. Adamu Adamu gave the hint on Monday in Abuja,  at the joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force () on COVID-19.

The News Agency of Nigeria () reports that the  in December 2020, ordered schools in the country to remain closed until Jan. 18, 2021.

Adamu said, “When we decided on that date, it was just a target toward what we are 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 meeting, we looked at the rising figures and thought we should probably take another look at it. On the Jan.18, 2021 date for schools  resumption, we are reviewing it,” he said.

The minister added that the issue was considered  at the PTF meeting  held on Monday  and   the  ministry would take it up on Tuesday. ()

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