The Federal Government has said it was not in support of schools resumption across the country on Monday, January 18, 2021.
This was disclosed by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu during the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 briefing on Monday.
According to the Minister, Adamu, the Federal Government did not agree with the States on the resumption date, adding that the task force would monitor the situation on a daily basis.
He further noted that the school resumption date could be reviewed again.
“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’re 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,” Adamu said.
Both private and public schools in the country resumed for second term on Monday amidst the increasing number of people contracting COVID-19 in the country.