The Nigerian government has disclosed that the January 18 date for schools to resume is not feasible.
The government said a new date might be announced depending on the nation’s COVID-19 indicators.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, gave the hint on Monday in Abuja, at the joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.
Mr Adamu said when January 18 was decided as the date for resumption, it was just a target toward what they were working on.
He said, Even today at the PTF meeting, we looked at the rising figures and thought we should probably take another look at it. On the January 18, 2021 date for schools resumption, we are reviewing it
He added that the issue was considered at the PTF meeting held on Monday and the ministry would take it up on Tuesday.
The number of active cases of the viral infection keeps surging for the past few days, a situation that has become concern to the government and the citizenry.
While the country is yet to get any vaccine against the virus, experts have continued to advise Nigerians to adhere strictly to the safely protocols earlier outlined by the WHO and NCDC to curtail its spread.