Schools’ resumption date remains January 18 – Presidential Task Force on COVID-19

On Tuesday during a television programme, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has stated that schools in the country will still resume on January 18 till the Ministry of Education makes a contrary announcement.

Contrary to the report across some media platforms that the Federal Government has postponed school resumption from January 18 indefinitely, the PTF explained that though it is meeting several stakeholders on schools re-opening, the government has not shifted the resumption date.

This was disclosed by the PTF National Coordinator, Dr Sani Aliyu,

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, had earlier explained that government may review the date but that the decision had not yet been taken and the review would be attributed to the second wave of COVID-19 currently ravaging the country.

Aliyu responding to questions on Tuesday said;

As regards schools, I just want to make a clarification, what the minister said yesterday was that they were going to review, he didn’t say that they were going to change the date. He said they will review the situation and let the nation know.

So, for the moment, it is still 18th January until the ministry of education comes back either with an alternative date or reconfirm that.

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