Posted on Thu 14 Jan 2021, 06:18 PM

The Federal ministry of Education says the proposed date of January 18, for school resumption still stands. 

A statement signed by the Director, Press and Public Relations, Bem Goong, says the ministry has undertaken a comprehensive appraisal of the situation with stakeholders and they have all agree that the resumption date stands.   

Parents and respective institutions are advised to ensure full compliance with COVID-19 protocols.

Some of the protocols include Compulsory wearing of Facemasks by all students, teachers and workers in all schools, Temperature checks and hand washing facilities at strategic locations in all schools.

According to the Statement, the measures which are to ensure safe reopening of schools for academic activities will be subject to constant review.

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.


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