Official Schools Resumption Date, As FG approves reopening of schools
The national government has ordered the reopening of schools in Nigeria. This was declared by the ministry of education, Adamu Adamu, through a media briefing in Abuja on Friday. He nonetheless advised institutions to adhere to the principles on reopening of universities as previously published by the presidential task force.
He also disclosed that all unity schools should open by October 12 “while states and private schools will determine their own modalities of reopening.”
According to Adamu, the decision to reopen the schools was because the COVID-19 infection figure is declining.
“We have consulted widely with stakeholders in the sector including the Association of Private Schools (NAPPS), Provosts of Colleges of Education, Rectors of Polytechnics, Vice-Chancellors of Universities, State Governors, Commissioners of Education and other development partners on the matter and secured their support and cooperation,” he said.
He said adequate sanctions await any school owner that does not comply with the safety guidelines which may result in an outbreak of coronavirus in the school.
He advised schools to be vigilant, strict, and rigid in the imple