Latest news reaching us today is coming from the office of the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, who said that the Federal government is considering shifting the January 18th resumption date for schools over rising COVID-19 cases in Nigeria.
For those who are not aware, there’s over 1,400 new cases of COVID-19 recorded daily in Nigeria.
The minister of Education further disclosed that the resumption date (January 18th, 2021), is not too important to risk the health of students who were supposed to resume academic activities on the said date.
Mr. Adamu Adamu, while speaking at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID19, said and I quote below:
“It (January 18th date of school reopening) is not too important that it can’t be shifted. When we decided on the 18th of January as resumption date, it was just a target towards what we were working on.
Of course, we are keeping it in view and looking at what is happening in the society today, and then it is supposed to be subject to constant review by the Presidential Task Force on COVID19. Even today at the PTF meeting, we looked at the rising figures and gave it a serious thought whether we should probably take another look at the resumption date.
“We are currently reviewing it, we are going to review it… tomorrow the Ministry is going to take it up and see if anything comes out of it.” he said.