Though the second wave of COVID-19 in Nigeria has shown no sign of subsiding as the number of confirmed infections on the rise, abandoning education is also a dangerous step no government wants to take.
This is why some states like Lagos which is the epicentre of COVID-19 approved reopening of schools in January.
Also, some states that earlier delayed school resumption are now announcing readiness to return pupils back to school in February.
1. Kaduna state : The Kaduna government has declared Monday, February 1 as resumption date for private and public secondary students in the state. There are, however, some exceptions. Only Junior Secondary School 1 (JSS 1), JSS 3 and Senior Secondary School 3 (SS 3) were to resume. The government also approved that primary four, five and six, in private schools can reopen.
2. Plateau state : Public primary school pupils can now resume in Plateau state, according to the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB). The board declared Monday, February 1, as the resumption date for academic activities in all public primary schools.
3. Edo state : Governor Godwin Obaseki has also announced that all public primary schools in Edo state will resume full activities on Monday, February 1.
4. Akwa Ibom state The Akwa Ibom state governor, Udom Emmanuel, has also approved the resumption of public and private primary and secondary schools in the state on Monday, February 1.
Meanwhile, the federal government has assured Nigerians that the COVID-19 vaccines will arrive the country before the end of the first quarter of the year 2021.
This was disclosed by Dr Mukhtar Muhammad, the national incident manager of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. Dr Muhammad who was a guest on a Channels Television programme on Thursday, January 28 stated that the government is doing its best to get enough vaccines.