FG Okays January 18 For Schools Resumption

The Federal Government has given the nod for schools to resume on January 18.

It was learnt that the decision to reopen schools was taken after reaching consensus with governors, commissioners and other stakeholders.

The consensus was reached at a meeting between the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu and Commissioners of Education in Abuja.

The Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education, Arc. Sonny Echono confirmed it.

He said: “We have had extensive discussions with state governors, proprietors of schools, labour /staff unions and students’ representatives. And the consensus is that we should reopen all schools.

“But the reopening of schools will be in compliance with COVID-19 protocols, especially strict adherence to non-pharmaceutical procedures.”

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