Finally, the federal government has approved January 18 to be the resumption date for schools.
The approval came after a consensus was reached between the Minister of Education, Commissioners of Education and other stakeholders in Abuja.
However, this development was confirmed by the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education, Arc. Sonny Exhibition, while speaking with THE NATION.
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-pharmaceutical procedures.”