Just In: FG Cancels School Resumption, Reviewing Opening Process

 

Barely a week to the resumption of schools across Nigeria, the Federal Government has made a U-turn on the directive and announced that the date, January 18th, 2021, would be subjected to another review considering an upsurge in the number of Coronavirus positive cases recorded recently in the country.

The government added that from tomorrow, the Ministry of Education would commence a review of the date to determine when safe for schools to resume for the 2020/2021 second term across the country.

Announcing the new development on Monday at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 press briefing in Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, said that the rising cases have become a source of worries to the government.

Some schools have in line with the earlier announcement have announced resumption date.

Academic Staff Union of Universities have also expressed skepticism over the increase in COVID-19 cases, stating that schools cannot resume now. They said their members cannot resume for work now as it’s not safe to do so.

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