Latest news reaching us today regarding Nigeria’s tertiary resumption date is comforting, as the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, on Tuesday, 12th January, disclosed that all academic institutions in Nigeria resumption date remain January 18th, until the Ministry of Education announces further directive.
According to the Presidential Task Force (PTF) National Coordinator, Dr. Sani Aliyu, who disclosed this information while featuring on a television program monitored by various Nigerian news reporters.
According to the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, who had on Monday, January 11th, said the Nigerian Federal Government would review the January 18th earlier date fixed for resumption of schools across Nigeria.
The minister, who took the podium at a PTF briefing in FCT Abuja, attributed the decision to the second wave of COVID-19 currently ravaging the country, with more than a thousand new cases recorded a day.
Speaking further on the issue, the PTF coordinator said the minister of Education did not say the date has been changed.
Aliyu said and I quote below:
“As regards schools resumption date, I just want to make a clarification, what the minister of education said yesterday was that they were going to review the January 18th 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 the outcome.
“So, for the moment, schools across Nigeria resumption date is still 18th January until the ministry of education comes back either with an alternative date or reconfirm that.”
We had earlier reported that Presidential Task Force (PTF) Chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, on Monday, said travels, reopening of schools, businesses and religious centers contributed to the quick rise in coronavirus cases recorded in the country.
According to the Chairman and secretary to the government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, who said and I quote below:
“It is however very instructive to stress that factors that have contributed to the rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria, specifically from late November 2020, included increased in local and international travels, businesses, and religious activities, reopening of schools without strict compliance with COVID-19 safety measures.
“The full import of the fore-going is to press further on the need for us all to elevate the level of our vigilance and compliance with the recommended non-pharmaceutical interventions,”.
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