The Federal Government has ordered Unity schools across the country to fully reopen by October 12, 2020. The announcement was made after about six months of stemming and preventing the spread of Covid-19, which of course led to the closure of all schools.
This was disclosed by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, during a press briefing in Abuja on Friday, according to the personal assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari, Bashir Ahmad.
He advised all institutions to obey and adhere to the guidelines for the reopening of schools, earlier announced by the presidential task force.
He said, “The decision was reached after exhaustive discussions with education stakeholders in the public and private sector as well ad international and development partners. All state and private schools are to work out their modalities to reopen their schools. All unity schools (Federal Government Colleges) should open by October 12. 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.”
ICYMI: The FG has announced October 12 for full reopening of 104 Unity Schools across the country, State Governments and private school owners are at liberty to reopen based on guidelines developed for safe reopening of schools, Education Minister, Mallam Adamu Adamu discloses.
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) October 2, 2020