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COVID-19: FG Gives Nod For Schools To Resume January 18

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The government of Nigeria has finally given its approval for public and private schools across the country to resume on Monday, January 18.

The decision was taken at a meeting after reaching a consensus with governors, commissioners, and other stakeholders.

At the meeting were the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, and Commissioners of Education in Abuja.

The Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono who confirmed the new development said the minister had extensive discussions with state governors and proprietors of schools.

He said: “We have had extensive discussions with state governors, proprietors of schools, labour /staff unions, and students’ representatives. And the consensus is that we should reopen all schools.

“But the reopening of schools will be in compliance with COVID-19 protocols, especially strict adherence to non-pharmaceutic.al procedures.”

Recall that the Federal Government had previously declared that it would review the January 18 earlier date fixed for resumption of schools across the country.

The government on Monday, January 11, attributed the decision to the second wave of COVID-19 currently ravaging the country.

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