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FG Okays January 18 School Resumption

The Federal Government has given a go-ahead for the resumption of schools on January 18 amid the second wave of COVID-19.

This was confirmed by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, who spoke to The PUNCH.

He said, “You will recall that at the Monday briefing of the PTF, I mentioned that the task force directed our ministry to review the January 18 planned resumption date and come back with a decision on whether to retain it or further extend the school closure.

“Based on that directive, senior officials in the ministry met on the matter. We took a decision on the matter.

“Apart from that, we decided to also consult with other stakeholders, like state commissioners for education. We have also done that.

“The outcome of our consultation is that majority of the stakeholders want the January 18 resumption date to remain.

“So, it is now our collective decision that the resumption should remain January 18. We intend to make the formal announcement either today (Thursday) or tomorrow (Friday).”

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