The federal government has given the go ahead for all schools including unity schools and federal institutions of higher learning to reopen from October 12, 2020.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu annOUnced the new directive at a media briefing on Friday in Abuja.
The minister said schools must comply with all safety and COVID-19 protocols.
Secondary schools were weeks away from their second term exams when they were forced to close due to the COVID-19 outbreak and remained closed throughout the last term of the academic year.
Some states started reopening for the new academic year for secondary schools in the second week of September.
Adamu 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.”
He said, “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.”