The Federal Government Of Nigeria has decisively approved the reopening of all schools across Nigeria.
Recall that schools were shut down across the nation in March 2020 in a bid to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Although the Federal Government started easing numerous coronavirus-enforced restrictions from May, officials have been reluctant about reopening schools.
This did not stop various state governments officials from approving resumption for private and state-owned institutions in September, appearing to force the Federal Government’s hand.
Adamu Adamu, the Minister Of Education, announced during a press conference on Friday, October 2 that all schools now have the all-clear to resume academic activities.
He said unity schools in the country can resume on October 12, and states and private schools can ascertain their own modalities of reopening.
The minister further appealed to school administrators to strictly follow the guidelines for the reopening of schools announced by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.