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  • Updated: January 12, 2021

COVID-19: January 18 Resumption Date For Schools Unchanged- PTF

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has revealed that the January 18 fixed for the re-opening of schools remains unchanged despite the upsurge in statistics of fresh cases recorded,

Making this disclosure on Tuesday, Sani Aliyu, the National coordinator of the PTF who stated this while appearing on TVC said the schools will resume at the fixed date except the Federal Ministry of Education comes up with a fresh directive,

READ ALSO: COVID-19: FG To Review School Re-Opening Date

 “On the resumption of schools, I just want to make a clarification, what the minister said on Monday was that they were going to review the date. 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 January 18 until the Ministry of Education comes back either with an alternative date or reconfirm that.”

Recall that the Minister of Education Adamu Adamu had on Monday said that the the Federal Government will be reviewing the date it earlier fixed for the resumption of schools across the Federation.

The Federal government had earlier in December asked schools across the Federation to resume on January 18.

Adhearing to the drective, several states  directed schools to resume on January 18.

However, in the  heat of the second wave of COVID-19, some states asked schools to close down indefinitely.

While some institutions had resulted to adopting virtual means of learnig, others are patiently awaiting the Federal government approved date for the re-openoing of schools in the country.

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Chukwuemeka Joseph
Chukwuemeka Joseph

Joseph Chukwuemeka Ayo is a journalist, who has a great interest in investigative reporting. He i...

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