The Federal Government on Friday announced that all Unity Schools in Nigeria should resume with effect from October 12.
The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, stated this during a press conference in Abuja.
According to the minister, schools across the country, are at liberty to fix resumption dates and ensure adequate safety measures. Adamu warned that schools who fail to adhere to outlined COVID-19 safety protocols, risk closure if there is an outbreak from such institutions.
He said, “We have consulted widely with all stakeholders in the education sector. Our eyes and ears are opened to the international media.
“I’m glad to report that there has not been any single case of COVID-19 in all Unity Schools. No single fatality among the students.
“We have come to the conclusion that we have to review our decisions. After consultation with PTF, we have resolved that our Unity Schools be opened on October 12, 2020.”