A date has been set for the reopening of “Unity schools”, while the other schools (private and state owned) to set their date.
The federal government of Nigeria has directed the reopening of all schools.
This was contained in a statement on Friday by Adamu Adamu, minister of education, during a media briefing.
Adamu Adamu said: ”unity schools” are to reopen on October 12 while private and state schools will determine their own opening schedule.
“We have consulted widely with all stakeholders in the education sector. Our eyes and ears are opened to the international media. I’m glad to report that there has not been any single case of COVID-19 in all Unity Schools. No single fatality among the students,” he said.
“We have come to the conclusion that we have to review our decisions. After consultation with PTF, we have resolved that our Unity Schools be opened on October 12, 2020.”
The minister also directed all academic institutions to ensure strict compliance with COVID-19 protocol.
Recall that In March, the federal government of Nigeria directed the closure of all schools in the country, as part of the means to ensure the containment or to curb the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic in the country.
Some states in the country had already reopened their academic institutions before the new directive by the federal government.