The Federal Government has ordered the full reopening of all 104 Unity Schools across the country effective from October 12, 2020.
Adamu Adamu, Minister of Education, made the announcement at a press conference on Friday in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
He said that schools across the country are free to reopen based on guidelines developed for the safe reopening of schools. Adamu urged school owners and proprietors to abide by the COVID-19 protocol guidelines developed to curtail the spread of the virus.
The Minister vowed to close government or privately owned schools that fail to obey the protocols. He added that the COVID-19 curve has been flattened, hence the reason for the full reopening of schools across the country.
He said, “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 students.
“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.”