Breaking: Schools may not resume January 18 as FG mulls postponement



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.”

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