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Schools to resume January 18, says Nigerian govt

After reaching consensus with governors, Commissioners and other stakeholders, the Federal Government has said that schools could resume on January 18.

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono, who confirmed this to The Nation, said the consensus was reached at a meeting between the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu and Commissioners of Education in Abuja.

He said: “We have had extensive discussions with state governors, proprietors of schools, labour /
staff unions and students’ representatives. And the consensus is that we should reopen all schools.

“But the reopening of schools will be in compliance with COVID-19 protocols, especially strict adherence to non-pharmaceutical procedures.”

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