The Federal government has said it was against the January 18th school resumption date, looking at the daily rise in cases of COVID-19 in the country.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, who disclosed this on Monday, said although the government was against the decision, it had to reach a compromise since it does not control all the schools in the country.
Adamu stated further that the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 will continue to monitor what is happening across the schools on a daily basis and will make a review when it becomes necessary.
“We sat down, looked at the figures and we took the decision that schools should not open. Unfortunately, we have to state this because it is supposed to be a collective decision, but you must understand that the schools we are 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”, the minister explained.