COVID-19: Jan.18 school resumption date has not changed – PTF

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The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, on Tuesday, said the January 18, 2020 school resumption date still stands.

PTF National Coordinator, Dr Sani Aliyu, stated this while featuring on a television programme monitored by Fedredsnews.

He advised Nigerians not to misinterpret the statement credited to the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu to mean the change in resumption date.

Mr Adamu, had on Monday, said the Federal Government would review the January 18 earlier date fixed for resumption of schools across Nigeria.

The minister, who spoke at a PTF briefing in Abuja, attributed the decision to the second wave of COVID-19 currently ravaging the country.

The PTF Coordinator clarified that the did not say the date has been changed.

Aliyu said, “As regards schools, I just want to make a clarification, what the minister said yesterday was that they were going to review, he didn’t say that they were going to change the date. He said they will review the situation and let the nation know.

“So, for the moment, it is still 18th January until the ministry of education comes back either with an alternative date or reconfirm that.”

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