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COVID-19: Why Federal Government Wants To Review January 18 For School Resumption

On Monday, The Federal Government said there will be a review of the January 18 which was the earlier date scheduled for All tertiary schools in the country to resume.

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu said this during the weekly press briefing by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja.

The Minister noted that the decision is due to the second wave of COVID-19 that is already affecting the country.

The January 18 (for School Resumption ) is not sacrosanct because we decided on that date, It is just like the target we set on and that doesn’t mean we won’t review and check what is the latest in the country and the decision is subject to review, he explained.

He further said that “Even today (Monday) at the PTF meeting, We still put eyes on the number of Coronavirus cases that is rising regularly and we think it will be right to take another look at the January 18 that was earlier scheduled for resumption.

We will review it and the ministry will take it up today.”

According to NCDC, the daily Covid-19 cases have been increasing since December 2020 to this moment despite the fact that the Federal Government has put a ban suspension on major social gathering centres in the country.

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The PTF has also said that the way the number of cases is rising, People must be careful and this is as a result of Nigerians not obeying the COVID-19 protocol.

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Although the task force has continued to say that there is no preparation for another lockdown due to the present economy of the country.

However, He warned people to obey the guideline protocols so that the Federal Government will not consider another lockdown.

The taskforce has earlier given Nigerian Student hope that schools will resume on the 18th January and even some Universities across the country have started sending a notification to their students to resume for lectures.

But the minister of Education insisted that the January 18th may not be the specific date for school resumption as they are still reviewing it.

 

 

 

 

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