The Federal Government has approved the full re-opening of all 104 unity schools in Nigeria effective from October 12.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, gave the order during a press conference in Abuja, explaining that the decision followed wide consultations with all stakeholders in the education sector.
“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 student.
“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,” Adamu said.
According to the minister, both government and private-owned schools across the country are at liberty to fix resumption dates and ensure adequate safety measures.
He equally warned that schools who fail to adhere to outlined COVID-19 safety protocols, risk closure if there is an outbreak from such institutions.
The federal government ordered the closure of all 104 unity schools in March in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak in Nigeria.