- The federal government has approved the reopening of unity schools across Nigeria
- The minister of education, Adamu Adamu made the disclosure on Wednesday, September 30
- Adamu said the approval is for junior and senior secondary schools students
The federal government has approved the reopening of unity schools across the country following the agitation for the resumption of learning institutions across the country.
Adamu Adamu, the minister of education who made this known in a letter he signed on Wednesday, September 30, in Lagos state said unity schools would be reopened on October 11, Premium Times reports.
According to the minister, the approval is for students in junior and senior secondary schools.
Adamu went on to note that schools that are yet to concluded their 2nd term examination should round off and immediately start 3rd term.
He said that the directive will enable students who have been at home due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic to complete their academic session which will end in December.
The education minister advised that COVID-19 protocols should be strictly observed in the schools to prevent spread among students.
This is coming after the federal government reopened 104 unity schools to SS3 students.
The minister of state for education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, made this known on Monday, August 3, at the end of a virtual meeting with commissioners of education in 36 states and other stakeholders.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that following the decreased cases of the novel coronavirus in Nigeria, the Bayelsa state governor, Douye Diri, directed the full reopening of schools in the state for the commencement of the third term academic session from October 5, 2020.
The decision was the outcome of a meeting of the committee on safe re-opening of schools held at the government house in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa capital.
the governor said that primary and secondary schools, as well as tertiary institutions in the state — private and public — are expected to resume full academic activities from October.
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