School children in Niger state will resume academic activities on January 25, 2021.
Hajia Hannatu Jibrin, the state’s commissioner for education said the shift from January 18 – 25 was to allow for the provision of COVID-19 preventive measures.
“While we are in tune with the January 18, 2021 date set for the resumption of schools across the country, we chose to be on the side of caution.
“Therefore, after consultation with different stakeholders, all Basic and Secondary Schools are to resume for classes on Sunday, January 24, 2021, for students in boarding schools and Monday, January 25, 2021, for students in day schools.
“The one week is to enable all schools to put the necessary protective measures in place while parents, students and pupils make provisions to comply with COVID-19 protocols in full,” the statement reads.