Schools resume January 18 FG insists
Federal Government insists that schools resume January 18th, the initial slated date for it despite the pressure being mounted by some organisations, including the Academic Staff Union of Universities, against reopening of schools amid the second wave of the pandemic.
The Federal Government on Monday had given an indication that the stated date (January 18th) would be reviewed without giving further details.
After Long dialog between the Ministry of Education and critical stakeholders in the education sector, the initial date was retained.
The National President of ASUU, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, had kicked against the reopening of schools amid the pandemic.
He urged the government to provide the ideal environment and meet the conditions spelt out by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control before reopening schools across the country.
But the Minister of Education, Adamu, in response to Newsmen on Thursday said his ministry had resolved to retain the January 18 resumption date.
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