After the closure of all institute of learnings nationwide which lasted for over six months, the Federal government had finally ordered the reopening of schools nationwide.
The six month long COVID-19 induced closure which prompted the closure of major sectors of Nigeria in which the education sector is an integral part has been lifted.
This was contained in a statement by the federal Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, while speaking at a press briefing in Abuja on Friday.
Adamu who admonished the schools to a strict adherence to the COVID-19 preventive protocols, directed the unity schools to open from 12th of October, 2020.
Meanwhile, the Minister clarified that the state has autonomy to design their modalities in the resumption of schools.
He said; “We have consulted widely with all stakeholders in the education sector. Our eyes and ears are opened to the international media. I’m glad to report that there has not been any single case of COVID-19 in all Unity Schools. No single fatality among the students,”
“We have come to the conclusion that we have to review our decisions. After consultation with PTF, we have resolved that our Unity Schools be opened on October 12, 2020.” He concluded.