By Oyindamola Ruth
The federal government has finally directed all public and private schools across the country to resume on Monday, January 18.
The Punch Newspaper reports that the decision was taken by the federal government after reaching a consensus with governors, commissioners and other stakeholders.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu also confirmed the new development to the publication’s correspondent.
He said, “You will recall that at the Monday briefing of the PTF, I mentioned that the task force directed our ministry to review the January 18 planned resumption date and come back with a decision on whether to retain it or further extend the school closure.
“Based on that directive, senior officials in the ministry met on the matter. We took a decision on the matter.
“Apart from that, we decided to also consult with other stakeholders, like state commissioners for education. We have also done that.
“The outcome of our consultation is that majority of the stakeholders want the January 18 resumption date to remain.
“So, it is now our collective decision that the resumption should remain January 18. We intend to make the formal announcement either today (Thursday) or tomorrow (Friday).”