The Minister of Education has stated that date is not set in stone, as millions of Nigerian students are preparing for resumption.
According to the Federal Ministry of Education, the date 18 January 2021 for the resumption of schools is not sacrosanct, therefore a new date may be announced on the basis of the COVID-19 national indicators.
The Minister of Education, Mr Adamu Adamu, gave a hint at the Joint National Meeting of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja on Monday.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the PTF in December 2020, ordered schools in the country to remain closed until January 18, 2021.
Adamu said, “When we decided on that date, it was just a target toward what we are working on.
“Of course we are keeping it in view and looking at what is happening in the society and then it is supposed to be subject to constant review.
“Even today at the PTF meeting, we looked at the rising figures and thought we should probably take another look at it.
“On the January 18, 2021 date for schools resumption, we are reviewing it,” he said.
The minister added that the issue was considered at the PTF meeting held on Monday and the ministry would take it up on Tuesday.