The federal government is considering shifting the resumption date of January 18th for schools over rising COVID-19 cases.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu at a briefing on Monday in Abuja, said there are concerns about the scheduled date.
According to him,“It (January 18th date of school reopening) is not sacrosanct. When we decided on that 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 and then it is supposed to be subject to constant review. Even today at the PTF meeting we looked at the rising figures and thought about if we should probably take another look at it.
Recalls that in December, the presidential task force on COVID-19 had asked schools in the country to remain closed until January 18, 2021.
“On January 18th resumption, we are reviewing it, we are going to review it… tomorrow the Ministry is going to take it up.”