Recall the Federal Government has reviewed schools reopening on January 18 but the
Bauchi State government on Tuesday insisted schools in the state will reopen for the
first term of the 2020/2021 academic session next Monday.
The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, had on Monday revealed at the
Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 briefing that the Federal Government was
reviewing the Monday, 18th January school resumption date earlier scheduled.
However, reacting to the news on Tuesday, Bauchi State Commissioner for Education, Dr. Aliyu Tilde, said all schools in the state would reopen on Monday, 18th January irrespective of any review made by the Federal Government.
The state government’s insistence on the date, according to Tilde, was due to the fact that no single COVID-19 case had been reported in any schools in the state so far.
He noted that any attempt to change the 2020/2021 session’s resumption date due to the fear of the COVID-19 pandemic would lead to the mutilation of the session as witnessed in the 2019/2020 session.