COVID-19: FG gives fresh updates, says January 18 school resumption date no longer feasible

– Federal government has said that it is reviewing the school resumption slated for January 18

– The minister of education, Adamu Adamu, made this known on Monday, January 11

– Adamu said the decision was taken based on the second wave of COVID-19 currently ravaging the country

The federal government has declared that it would review the January 18 earlier date fixed for resumption of schools across the country.

The minister of Education Adamu Adamu, disclosed this while answering questions during a press briefing by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja.

The minister of education, Adamu Adamu said that January 18, resumption date is not feasible.

Credit: @DigiCommsNG Source: Twitter – The minister said: “On the January 18 resumption date, we are reviewing it. We are going to review it. At the PTF meeting today, we considered it, and tomorrow, the ministry is going to take it up.”

Meanwhile, previously report had it that the Lagos state government announced that all schools in the southwest state are to reopen for academics from Monday, January 18. It was reported that the announcement was made on Monday, January 4, by the state’s commissioner of education, Folasade Adefisayo.

In a statement released by the spokesperson of the state’s education ministry, Kayode Abayomi, Adefisayo said the new date was in line with federal government’s directive that schools should remain closed at least until that date. The Lagos government on Sunday, January 3, ordered that all schools in the state should remain closed till further notice due to the spread of the second wave of COVID-19.


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