By, Temi Ohakwe, Abuja.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu
The Nigerian government says it is currently reviewing the 18th of January resumption date for schools across the country, following the rise in COVID-19 second wave cases.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, made this known in Abuja at a briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
The federal government had earlier approved 18th January as resumption date for students of Federal government colleges while the National Universities Commission, NUC, certified same date for reopening of Universities across the country.
Recall that Osun State, Lagos ,Kwara and few other states had also approved Monday, January 18, 2021, as the official resumption date for schools in the states.
Meanwhile, academic session had resumed since January 4, 2021 in Ebonyi and Rivers states despite the increasing figures of COVID-19 cases.