The Federal Government on Thursday approvd that all schools should be re-opened as earlier scheduled on Monday, January 18 across the country.
Recall that Adamu Adamu, the Minister of Education, had said government would review the date of resumption and would get back to the public as cases of COVID-19 moves up.
But on Thursday, after reaching consensus with Governors, Commissioners and others in an expanded stakeholders meeting the Federal Government gave a nod for re-opening nationwide.
Adamu, who met with states Commissioners of Education in Abuja, said it was okay that the schools should be re-opened.
According to the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono, the government has had extensive discussions with state governors, proprietors of schools, labour /staff unions and students’ representatives.
Echono stated that the reopening of schools would be in compliance with COVID-19 protocols, especially strict adherence to non-pharmaceutical procedures.