Schools may not resume Jan 18 as FG sets to review resumption date due to high COVID -19 case
The Federal Government is set to review the January 18 resumption date for schools in the country following rising COVID-19 cases.
This was disclosed by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, in Abuja at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing.
Adamu said the government was reviewing the resumption date for schools in the country.
“When we decided on that date, it was just a target towards which we were working. And of course, we are giving it a review given what is happening in the country.
“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, and tomorrow, the ministry is going to take it up. So, most likely it is going to be reviewed”, Adamu stated.