The Federal Government has ordered Unity schools across the country to fully reopen by October 12, 2020. This was disclosed by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, during a press briefing in Abuja on Friday.
The announcement was made after about six months of closing down educational institutions in a bid to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
He said ”unity schools” are to reopen on October 12 while private and state schools will determine their own opening schedule.
“We have consulted widely with all stakeholders in the education sector. Our eyes and ears are opened to the international media. 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,” he said.
“We have come to the conclusion that we have to review our decisions. After consultation with PTF, we have resolved that our Unity Schools be opened on October 12, 2020.”
He advised all educational 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.”