By Ayo Kehinde
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu
Following a meeting with governors and commissioners of education of the 36 states of the federation, the Federal Government on Thursday approved January 18 date for all schools across the country. to reopen.
Disclosing this directive in Abuja, the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu who had said government would review the date of resumption and would get back to the public as cases of COVID-19 moved up, said the federal government reached a consensus with governors, commissioners and other stakeholders before giving the go ahead for the re-opening nationwide.
According to the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono, the government has had extensive discussions with state governors, proprietors of schools, labour /staff unions and students’ representatives.
He said the consensus was that they should be re-opened on Monday.
Echono stated that the reopening of schools would be in compliance with COVID-19 protocols, especially strict adherence to non-pharmaceutical procedures.