The federal ministry of education has said that it did not support the resumption of schools on Monday, January 18, 2021.
This was made known by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu during the briefing of the Presidential Task Force, PTF, on COVID-19, on Monday.
Adamu said that the government did not support the states with the resumption date, henceforth the task force would monitor the situation on a daily basis.
“We sat down, looked at the rising figures of the spread of the virus and we took the decision that schools should not open”, Adamu said.
“We have to say 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.
Both private and public schools in the country resumed for second term sessions on Monday amidst the increasing number of people contracting COVID-19 in the country.
According to him, the school resumption date could be reviewed again.