The Federal Government has insisted on reopening of schools starting from January 18, 2021, despite a second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The decision was taken after the Ministry of Education, Governor’s and Commissioners of Education and other stakeholders reached a consensus on the matter.
The Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education, Arc. Sonny Echono, who confirmed this said Government has had extensive discussions with state governors, proprietors of schools, labour /staff unions and students’ representatives over the matter.
He however said the reopening of schools would be in compliance with Covid-19 protocols, especially strict adherence to non-pharmaceutical procedures.