By Temi Ohakwe, Abuja
The Federal Government has ordered full reopening of schools at all levels nationwide for academic activities from 12th October, 2020.
Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, who announced this at a news conference in Abuja, said the decision was reached after due consultations with stakeholders and Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.
The Federal Government had ordered the closure of schools nationwide in March, 2020 following the outbreak COVID-19 pandemic.
Adamu said with the level of preparations put in place to test ad flattening of the infection curve, government has come to the conclusion that the earlier decision was reviewed to allow reopening of schools at all levels.
According to him, ” after due consultation with the Presidential Committee on COVID-19, we have decided that at our 104 Unity Colleges should reopen on the 12th of October 12th, 2020″
State and Private School owners will work out the modalities for the re-opening of schools under their purview.
The Minister however urge School owners to ensure social distancing procedures, develop and display at schools and conduct risk assessment with a view to understanding the gaps in the system.
“Safety and hygiene in all stages and phases of the school reopening process which promote behaviours that reduced spread”
“Establish a staff/students Committee for regular surveillance, monitoring and enforcement of COVID 19guidelines.