Schools across the nation will resume on January 18 except the Ministry of Education announces otherwise, the Federal Government stated on Tuesday.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, had on Monday, said the Federal Government would review the January 18 earlier date fixed for resumption of schools across Nigeria.
The minister, who spoke at a PTF briefing in Abuja, attributed the decision to the second wave of COVID-19 currently ravaging the country.
National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, said this during a television programme.
Aliyu said: “As regards schools, I just want to make a clarification, what the minister said yesterday was that they were going to review, he didn’t say that they were going to change the date. He said they will review the situation and let the nation know”.
He further added; “So, for the moment, it is still 18th January until the ministry of education comes back either with an alternative date or reconfirm that.”