The Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 has come out to state that schools will resume on January 18 until the Ministry of Education issues a new directive.
PTF National Coordinator, Dr Sani Aliyu, stated this while featuring on a television programme on Tuesday.
Recall that Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, had on Monday, stated that the Federal Government would review the January 18 earlier date fixed for resumption of schools across Nigeria due to the increasing number of coronavirus cases.
Clarifying the position of government, Dr. Aliyu stated that the minister 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.”