By Babajide Okeowo
Barring any last minutes changes from the Ministry of Education, Schools across the nation will resume on January 18, 2021, the Federal Government stated on Tuesday.
This was disclosed by the National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force, PTF on COVID-19, Dr. Sani Aliyu during a television programme.
“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.
So, for the moment, it is still 18th January until the ministry of education comes back either with an alternative date or reconfirm that” Aliyu said.
Recall that the federal government had disclosed that the January 18 date earlier fixed for resumption of schools is not sacrosanct and called for a review.
The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu dropped this hint while fielding questions during a press briefing by the Presidential Task Force, PTF on COVID-19 in Abuja.
He attributed the decision to review the resumption date to the second wave of COVID-19 currently ravaging the country.