By Ismail Auwal

The Federal Government is considering another date for school resumption against the January 18th announced earlier, following rising COVID cases across the country.

The presidential task force on COVID-19 had instructed all schools in the country to remain closed until January 18, 2021.

But at a briefing on Monday, Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, expressed concerns about the scheduled date.

“It (January 18th date of school reopening) is not sacrosanct. When we decided on that date it was just a target towards what we were working on,” he said.

Adamu added that, “Of course, we are keeping it in view and looking at what is happening in the society and then it is supposed to be subject to constant review. Even today at the PTF meeting we looked at the rising figures and thought about if we should probably take another look at it.”

“On January 18th resumption, we are reviewing it, we are going to review it… tomorrow the Ministry is going to take it up.”


  1. Oh! We students don’t support not reopening universities in Jan 18. Bcs we spent more than 9th months at home, waiting for corona cases to be down and ASSU strike.
    We students think cases of corona opening the schls can’t increase the cases compare to markets conjunctions and cinemas also.
    We regard this closing the schls as against our studies via lack of patriotic on our studies by the elites.
    Most of countries now thiers schls are opened simultaneously with corona pandemic.
    Pls and pls the elites leave our schls be reopened in this month.
    I hope the message will be reached to the hearing of those the message concerns.


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