We don’t agree with States on January 18 School Resumption – FG
After the reopening if schools in Nigeria on Monday January 18, 2020, the Federal Government revealed that they do not agree with the states on the resumption date for schools.
This was communicated to the public by The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu at the Press briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Monday.
According to the Minister, the PTF would monitor the COVID-19 situation on a daily basis and the school resumption could be reviewed again.
“We sat down, looked at the figures and we took the decision that schools should not open.
“Unfortunately, we have to state this because it is supposed to be a collective decision, but you must understand that the schools we’re talking about, the Federal Government has only about 100 out of thousands of schools.
“The schools are under the jurisdiction of states and just as the PTF was unanimous in saying that schools should not open, states were unanimous that schools should open.
“So, we have to compromise and as PTF we shall monitor what is happening on a daily basis. There could be some review again”, Adamu said.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation and PTF Chairman, Boss Mustapha, also said the school resumption would be reviewed due to rising daily numbers of infections and the challenges of case management, especially the shortage of oxygen.
Mustapha warned Nigerians to cooperate with the PTF to avoid a second lockdown in the country.
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