COVID-19: Federal Government to Review January 18 Date for School Resumption

The Federal Government has said the proposed January 18 resumption date for schools in the country will be reviewed, as the numbers keep rising in the wake of the second wave of COVID-19.

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, made this disclosure while speaking at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Monday, while saying the earlier resumption date of January 18 was not definite.

“Today at the PTF meeting, we looked at the rising figures and decided that probably we should take another look at the date.

“The January 18 resumption date is not sacrosanct as it is subject to constant review in view of prevailing epidemiological circumstances. We are reviewing it.

“In view of the rising cases, today we have considered it at the meeting of the PTF.

“Tomorrow, the ministry is going to take it up. So, most likely it is going to be reviewed,” Adamu hinted.

The Federal Government decision to review the January 18 resumption of the school became imperative as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has cautioned Nigerians against allowing COVID-19 infectious to escalate to a level that it will stretch the health facilities to their limits.


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