When will schools Open ? (October 15th Update)

when will schools in Nigeria resume: Have you been asking when schools will Open? This page is for you! We will share all the latest news on school resumption in Nigerian.







October 15th Updates: ASUU And FG Currently In Closed Door Meeting, Agree To Send Students Back To Class.





Information reaching us from a reliable source has it that both the Academic Staff Union of Universities and the Federal Government are in good terms on the ongoing negotiation and wants students back to school.

As you know, the academic staff union of universities and the federal government are currently having a closed door meeting to find a solution to the ongoing ASUU strike.

The meeting is currently ongoing smoothly and the both parties tend to be on the side of sending students back to campuses.

We hope the strike action will be called off as soon as possible.

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October 2nd Update: FG charges Unity Schools to reopen October 12.

Nigeria’s Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu declared openly the reopening of the learning centers on Friday in Abuja, it was announced during a news conference and clarified that the conclusion was reached after due conferences with stakeholders and the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.

The Minister said that with the degree of preparations put in place to test and the flattening of the infection curve, the government has come to the decision that it is now safe to enable the reopening of schools.

Schools across the country, are, however at protection to fix resumption dates and ensure that there are sufficient safety measures while doing so.

He equally instructed that schools who decline to attach to established COVID-19 safety protocols, risk closure if there is an eruption from such learning facilities.

Click here to see a   download the extensive press release on the resumption date.

Clarification on Higher Institution: Schools under ASUU will not return until the ASUU strike is called off.

ASUU has restated that they won’t call off their strike until FG compensates them their salary they have been owing them for 3-6months, approve the UTAS, among other needs.

Some states have announced their resumption dates. The table below shows all the states that have declared openly the resumption date for all schools in the school.

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List of States that have announced Resumption date for schools

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S/NStatesResumption Date
1.Abia State Schools Resumption Date28th September 2020
2.Adamawa State Schools Resumption DateOctober 12th 2020
3.Akwa Ibom State Schools Resumption DateSecondary Schools – 28th September 2020
Primary Schools – October 5th, 2020
4.Anambra State Schools Resumption Date7th September 2020
5.Bauchi State Schools Resumption Date12th October 2020
6.Bayelsa State Schools Resumption Date5th October 2020
7.Benue State Schools Resumption Date21st September 2020
8.Borno State Schools Resumption Date14th September 2020
9.Cross River State Schools Resumption DateUncertain
10.Delta State Schools Resumption DateTertiary Institutions– 2nd October, 2020.
Other classes – 21st September 2020
11.Ebonyi State Schools Resumption DateOctober 5th 2020
12.Edo State Schools Resumption Date6th October 2020
13.Ekiti State Schools Resumption DateTertiary Institutions – 2nd October
Other classes – 21st Sept
14.Enugu State Schools Resumption DatePrimary and Secondary Schools – 28th September 2020
15.Gombe State Schools Resumption Date4th October 2020
16.Imo State Schools Resumption Date5th October 2020
17.Jigawa State Schools Resumption DateNo Date Announced Yet
18.Kaduna State Schools Resumption DateNot Specified
19.Kano State Schools Resumption DateOctober 11th, 2020
20.Katsina State Schools Resumption Date5th October 2020
21.Kebbi State Schools Resumption Date4th October 2020
22.Kogi State Schools Resumption Date14th September 2020
23.Kwara State Schools Resumption Date5th and 12th October 2020 depending on the class.
24.Lagos State Schools Resumption DateSeptember 14th 2020
25.Nasarawa State Schools Resumption Date5th October 2020
26.Niger State Schools Resumption Date5th October 2020
27.Ogun State Schools Resumption Date21st September 2020
28.Ondo State Schools Resumption DateJSS3 – September 14th
Other classes – Not Announced
29.Osun State Schools Resumption Date21st September 2020
30.Oyo State Schools Resumption DateSecondary Schools – 21st September
Tertiary Institutions – 28th September
31.Plateau State Schools Resumption DateEnding October 2020
32.Rivers State Schools Resumption Date5th October 2020
33.Sokoto State Schools Resumption DateNot Announced yet
34.Taraba State Schools Resumption Date21st September 2020
35.Yobe State Schools Resumption DateNo date yet
36.Zamfara State Schools Resumption DateNo date yet
37.FCT Schools Resumption DateNo date

September 14th Update: Resumption Of Schools In Akwa Ibom State.

The State Government of Akwa Ibom State has announced the resumption dates of schools in the state. It made this declaration on 14th September 2020.
It declares that schools will be free to open from Monday 21st September 2020 to 5th October 2020.

1. Primary schools are to commence processes for the resumption of schools for primary six pupils only, on 21st September 2020 to prepare them for the common entrance (exit examinations). Additionally, the State Government will make face masks available to all primary six pupils only at resumption.
2. Public Secondary Schools to reopen on the 28th of September, 2020. While, private secondary schools are to commence their processes for resumption on 21st September 2020, provided they comply with the COVID-19 protocol and review the same with parents.
3. The Akwa Ibom State University will commence the processes of resumption on 21st September 2020.
4. College of Education, Afaha Nsit, is to reopen on 21st September 2020.
5. Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic, Ikot Osurua will resume on October 5, 2020.

It says all schools should put in place protective measures and adhere strictly to the COVID 19 rules.
It also stated that those in primary six will sit for the common entrance examination.
The schools include all primary, secondary, and tertiary institutions that are government own. It also said private own schools are free to open also.
This decision was signed by the commissioner of information and strategy, comrade In EmemObong.
It said the University of Uyo will not open because it belongs to the Federal government and it is the Federal government that will say when it will resume.
So, what are your thoughts?

September 11th Update: Federal Government Made Briefings On School Reopening.

The Federal Government says it has not come to a point where it is convinced that schools should be re-opened for academic exercise after their closure due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, disclosed this on Thursday in Abuja at a meeting of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 with the Northern Traditional Leaders Committee (NTLC) on National Primary Health.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the meeting was presided over by the Minister of Information and Culture on behalf of the Chairman of PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha.

The meeting was to seek the support of the traditional rulers towards preventing community spread of COVID-19.

Responding to a question from Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence Sa’ad Abubakar, on school reopening. Nwajiuba said the federal government is still evaluating the situation.

“At the moment, we have not come to the point where we can say we are convinced that schools can manage themselves and reopen comfortably.

“Our teams have gone out and we will use the whole of this week and next week to do a proper evaluation.

“We are going round to see the level of compliance but most importantly we are waiting to get an update on all the facilities in every part of Nigeria:

“So, it is a work in progress,” he said.

The minister said the government strongly believed in the opinions of experts that percent of transmission of the pandemic is the om school environment and that was why they proposed remodeling of classes.

“We believe the experts that a school system is a suspect place for transmission and that is why we are working with them, particularly on guidelines.

“We are suggesting that classes be remodeled if there about no enough classrooms for social distancing,

“We can do tier system, some can come in the morning maybe be the junior classes and the senior classes can come in the afternoon.

“We are also working out guidelines such as the washing of hands because the school must go on at one point,” he said.

The minister said they experimented with the system in the past weeks during the West African School Certificate Examinations and the Joint Admission Matriculation Examination.

Source: Vanguard

September 8th Update: Ogun government declared full reopening of schools September 21

Schools were close nationwide in March to thwart the spread of COVID-19 and only final year students have been authorized to return since for their exams.

The Federal Government has insisted that schools will not be allowed to fully reopen until the safety of students can be guaranteed.

A statement from Governor Dapo Abiodun‘s office on Monday, September 7 said all classes in primary and secondary schools, technical and vocational colleges, and tertiary institutions in the state can resume for the first term of 2020/2021 session from September 21

Read full detail: Ogun reopens schools Sept 21

So what do you think? Do you think ASUU will make the tertiary institution open? Or will Ogun not be under ASUU?

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September 5th Update: Minister of Education did not Announce 21st September as Resumption Date for  Schools in Nigeria 

Please be notified that the FG is yet to declare an exact date for resumption of academic activities for any category of classes (except for candidates writing WAEC/NABTEB/BECE).

Nonetheless, some state governments like Lagos, Delta, Osun, etc have announced the resumption date for their schools.

It’ss worth adding that FG has given a go-ahead order to all states ready to reopen their schools. But they (FG) through the Minister of Education didn’t announce a date for reopening of schools.

We are really confident that the Minister of Education will announce a resumption date very soon and hopefully ASUU and COESU call off their strike.

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September 3rd Update: FG okays full reopening of schools nationwide

The Federal Government announces state governments and school administrators should start making preparations for the full reopening of schools in the country.

Speaking on Thursday, the National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Dr. Sani Aliyu, during a briefing at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, said the PTF recommends phased return of students.

Aliyu announced, “For educational institutions which include daycare, primary, secondary and tertiary institutions. Educational institutions should begin the procedure of working towards potentially reopening within this phase.

“However, we strongly propose that states conduct a risk assessment to ensure all schools are at a level of compliance and create a monitoring mechanism to assess, create, and monitor this level of preparedness.

“Meanwhile, all daycares and educational institutions are to remain closed to in-classes until this level of risk is assessed. And if there will be the opening of schools, it must be staged and preferably carried out in phases to ensure that this does not pose a risk to the general public and in particular to vulnerable groups that might end up getting infected by students going back home.”

What the above implies is that any state who has accessed the risk of reopening schools and can ensure the safety of the students can now open their schools.

For some states, this is nothing new as some states in the country have already announced the dates for the reopening of their schools.

But for some other states including federal tertiary institutions, who prior this PTF notice were reluctant to reopen their schools, will now intensify and hopefully, most schools will reopen this month.

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September 1st Update:  ASUU Attacks Universities Clamouring for Reopening, Calls Them Cash Cows.

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has announced that Universities calling out for the re-opening of Nigeria Universities are those performing as cash cows to some governments.

Also Read: What Will Make You Fail This Year’s POST UTME

The Coordinator of ASUU Calabar zone, Dr. Aniekan.Brown of the Department of Sociology & Anthropology, University of Uyo (UNIUYO) who gave rise to the statement while briefing newsmen today in Uyo, emphasized the need for members of the public to know that it was unreasonable to contemplate re-opening universities.

According to him, the facilities to ensure the safety and lives of Nigerian students and lecturers are not yet in place.

So what do you guess? Do you think ASUU is doing the right thing? Or do you want schools to continue next year?

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August 31st Update: We’re not preparing for full resumption yet — Ogun, Enugu, Bauchi, others

Seven states comprising Ogun, Katsina, Bauchi, Enugu, Sokoto, Gombe, and   Ekiti on Sunday converse out the full reopening of schools, encompassing tertiary institutions, despite the success listed so far in the fight against  COVID-19.

Administrators of the state governments, in unrestricted interviews with Punch correspondents, announced they would not follow the Lagos State example.

On Sunday, the Ogun State Government asserted it was not in a rush to reopen tertiary institutions, secondary and primary schools.

The government announced it would avoid taking an ignorant decision to reopen schools because Lagos State haannouncednt to reopen schools.

In Ekiti, the Coordinator of the Ekiti State COVID-19 Response Task Force, Prof Bolaji Aluko, explained the state government would observe happenings in the secondary schools.

The Enugu State Government also announced it was in contact with the Federal Ministry of Education, explaining there were no plans to reopen schools yet.

In Katsina State, the Public Relations Officer in the state Ministry of Education, Mallam Salisu Karau,  told there was no notice yet on the resumption of schools in the state.

In reaction to an SMS sent to the Bauchi State Commissioner of Education, Dr. Aliyu Tilde,  let out, “Bauchi does not follow Lagos. We will open when we are prepared.”

Furthermore, the Gombe State Commissioner for Higher Education Dr. Meshack Audu, in a conference with one of our correspondents, explained, “No certain date at the moment, but we are regulating the situation. The government is not happy that students have stayed at home this long. The government is doing everything possible to ensure their safe return.

Significantly, we reinforce that aside from  Lagos State, no other state in Nigeria has declared openly the resumption date for schools. Possibly they are waiting for the Federal Government signal.

So what do you guess? Do you want all states in the country to heed Lagos State lead? Or do you want schools to continue next year?

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August 30th Update: Schools in Lagos To Reopen in September, Says Sanwo-Olu

The Governor, in a formal briefing on the state’s COVID-19 status, announced tertiary institutions in the state will re-open from September 14.

Primary and secondary schools are also tentatively planned to re-open from September 21.

“This determination is not cast in stone and is liable to the analysis of our ongoing modeling and what procedure comes out from the Ministry of Health,” Sanwo-Olu explained.

The Governor explained that the conclusion was founded on evidence that the pandemic has peaked in the state, as the number of new cases continues to steadily decrease.

Sanwo-Olu restated that restaurants are now allowed to open for in-dining services in the state, although they must continue to ensure spaces are only filled up to 50 percent capacity at all times.

On the re-opening of event centers, bars, night clubs, beaches, cinemas, the Governor said a survey will be done in September to decide whether to enable a re-opening of such public spaces.

Conceding to a question on whether the Federal Government’s 10 pm curfew still holds in Lagos, Sanwo-Olu replied in the aye.

“These are hard times for all of us,” he said.

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