When Will Schools In Nigeria Resume? – October 16th 2020 Latest Update

Post Covid19 Nigeria Schools Resumption Latest Updates – For All Nigerian Institutions, Universities, Polytechnics, Colleges of Education And Enterprises

October 16th Updates:

We Are Ready To Resume – Says ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), on Thursday, gave an indication that the union will suspend its prolonged strike very soon, as its President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, declared that the varsity lecturers are ready to go back to school.

The ASUU President gave the hint even as the Federal Government, through the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, assured it would meet the union demands within time frame it stipulated.

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September 22nd Updates:

NUC Approves Safe Re-opening Of Universities, Asks Schools To Maintain Covid-19 Guidelines

The National Universities Commission (NUC) had in a memo released on the 18th of September 2020, Approved the Re-Opening of Universities, urges School management not to violate the Covid 19 Set Guidelines which are as Follows:

▪️Universities must continue to adhere to the safety protocols and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) guidelines which are very much in force. The decision to re-open institutions should not, in any way, diminish the importance attached to full compliance.

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Check Out: Post Covid-19: List Of Nigeria Tertiary Institutions That Have Announced Resumption Date For Schools

Also See: List Of States That Have Announced Resumption Date For Schools In Nigeria

Northern States May Reopen Schools Before October 30

The Commissioners of Education in the 19 Northern States, say they may reopen schools before October 30, but subject to approval of their respective state governors.

The commissioners made this known in a communique issued in Kaduna on Sunday, at the end of a two-day meeting on student exchange programme, school reopening and other matters held in Abuja.

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September 11th Updates:

The Federal Government said 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.

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 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.

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September 10th Updates:

School Reopening: September 21st Resumption Date For All Schools – Official Disclaimer

There have been reports that the Federal Government has announced 21st of September as resumption date for schools in Nigeria. This is false, malicious and intended to deceive members of the public, especially unsuspecting students who are eager to hear news of resumption. This news should be disregarded as the Federal Govt only gave a nod for schools to plan on resumption but did not give a specific date. This news from our investigation was instigated by a website known or which has a reputation for posting fake news. It was same platform that did at one point report that schools will reopen on the 7th of September 2020.

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September 1st Updates:

Osun State Officially Reopens Schools September 21

Osun State Government on Monday said September 21, 2020, has been set for the reopening of schools in the state.

The government disclosed this in a statement by the Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mrs Funke Egbemode, at the end of this week’s State Executive Council meeting.

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Delta State Fixes 21st September As Resumption Date For Schools

Following the announcement of resumption date for higher institutions in Lagos State, the Delta State Government has resolved to fix September 21st as a tentative date for the resumption of academic activities.

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This was contained in an exclusive report published by Niger Delta Today, a media outfit privy to the resolution as confirmed by government sources.

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Post COVID-19: Lagos State University (LASU) Resumption Schedule for Continuation of 2019/2020 Academic Session

The Vice-Chancellor of Lagos State University (LASU), Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, SAN,  in an interview with EKO89.7FM on Monday, announced that students of the institution are set to resume.

First to resume for a duration of two months with intensive lectures would be 400, 500 and 600L students. Lectures would hold 9am – 3pm daily.

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August 30th Updates:

Updated: Primary, Secondary, Tertiary Schools Reopens September 14 2020 In Lagos

The Governor, in a regular briefing on the state’s COVID-19 status, said tertiary institutions in the state will re-open from September 14. Primary and secondary schools are also tentatively scheduled to re-open from September 21.

“This decision is not cast in stone and is subject to review of our ongoing modelling and what procedure comes out from the Ministry of Health,” Sanwo-Olu said.

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August 29th Updates:

Sub Saharan Africa Less Prone To Covid19, Govt Should Reopen Schools – Anap Foundation

Following the recent trend of COVID-19 development in Nigeria, Anap Foundation COVID-19 Think Tank has advised the Federal Government to reopen the economic fully.

This is just as it recommended that there must be improved regulations and coordination of activities of relevant sectors of the economy such as public transportation, event planning, the hospitality industry and public worship. With over 53,000 COVID-19 cases, from about 384,000 tested samples and 1,007 deaths, a case fatality rate of about 2 per cent the country is still in the first phase of its response to the virus comprising an initial total lockdown and a partial (eased) lockdown.

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August 28th Updates:

Reopening: FG Postpones Resumption of International Flights To Sept 5

The Federal Government on Thursday shifted the resumption date for the commencement of international flights into and out of Nigeria from August 29, 2020, to September 5, 2020.

Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, had announced on August 17, 2020, that international flights would resume on August 29, following pressures from the public for the resumption of the flights.

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August 27th Updates:

Resumption: Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) Resume Physical Clearance/ Registration Exercise For 2019/2020 Freshers

This is to inform all students who gained admission in the 2019/2020 academic year that the management of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, (UNIZIK), has instructed them to report to the school for their physical clearance and registration.

With effect from Wednesday 26th August 2020 to Tuesday 15th September 2020, they are to report with all relevant documents for the clearance exercise.

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School Reopening: Universities Lecturers Asks Federal Govt To Reopen Schools Immediately

Breakaway lecturers under the aegis of Congress of University Academics have asked the Federal Government to reopen tertiary institutions in the country, the Punch reports.

CONUA is a breakaway faction of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU and this report is coming on the heels of protests and calls by Nigerian students calling on the govt to reopen schools, especially tertiary institutions in the country which has been closed since March 2020.

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August 23rd Updates:

We Are Ready To Reopen All Schools In Nigeria – Education Minister Says

The Minister of State for Education, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, on Saturday, assured Nigerian students languishing at their homes that tertiary institutions across the country will reopen very soon
Though he did not give a specific date for the re-opening, he said he would articulate the situation report from the National Universities Commission, NUC, and other regulatory bodies of various tertiary institutions and present to the Presidential Task Force, PTF on COVID-19 for evaluation.

We Are Ready To Resume But Federal Government Is Not Serious To Reopen Schools – ASUU

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities has vowed to sustain its ongoing strike action until the Federal Government addresses all its demands.

The President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Biodun Ogunyemi, stated this at the University of Port Harcourt on Saturday during its interactive session with critical stakeholders, meant to provide public enlightenment on the struggles of the union.

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Post Covid19: Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH) Set To Reopen School, Releases Guidelines

The management of Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH) has released guidelines for resumption of normal school activities for the terminal levels only(ND2 and HND2) by which they are to revise and Complete all registration for a period of six weeks and after that they have their Examinations.

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POST COVID-19: Enugu State University (ESUT) Orders Staff To Resume Work For Resumption

The Enugu State University (ESUT) has ordered its staff and working community to resume full activities for a possible resumption of academic activities in the face of the Covid19 pandemic. This was made known via a circular issued by the school management which directed the workers to resume duties for a possible resumption of academic activities in the school.

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August 21st Update: WHO, UNICEF Tells Nigerian, African Governments To Reopen Schools

The unprecedented and prolonged school closures aimed at keeping students safe from COVID-19 are harming them in other ways, World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF said today, urging governments in Africa to promote the safe reopening of schools while taking measures to limit the spread of the virus. This is coming on the heels of protests and calls by the Nigerian students for the government to reopen schools.

A WHO survey of 39 countries in sub-Saharan Africa found that schools are fully open in only six countries. They are closed in 14 countries and partially open (exam classes) in 19 others.

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August 21st Update: University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) Releases Template For Resumption

The University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) has released a template for a possible resumption of academic activities in the face of the Covid19 pandemic. This was made known via a circular issued by the school management which directed the Exam and Time-Table committee to prepare a template for possible resumption of academic activities in the school.

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August 19th Update: Students Protests, Asks FG To Stop Paying Lecturers Salaries If They Refuse To Resume

Today, the 19th of August, 2020 Nigerian students under the umbrella bodies of National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), national Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS), National Association of University Students (NAUS) and National Association of Nigerian College of Education Students (NANCES) have all gathered at the Unity Fountain, FCT Abuja to protest the continued closure of schools amidst covid19.

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August 18th Update: Nationwide Protest Against Closure of Campuses Holds Tomorrow 19th August 2020

The leaders of the National Association of University Students (NAUS), National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS), and National Association of College of Education Students (NANCES) have declared a nationwide protest tomorrow, August 19th 2020 as the two weeks ultimatum given to the Federal Government to reopen campuses for academic activities has elapsed.

This decision was taken at the end of a virtual meeting yesterday where the leaders of the National Association of University Students (NAUS), National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS), and National Association of College of Education Students (NANCES), were in attendance.

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August 18th UpdateFG replies NANS: We’ll reopen varsities when it’s safe to do so

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The Federal Government has assured the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), that all schools in the country, including tertiary institutions, would reopened only when it is safe to do so.

The Chairman of Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 pandemic and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, gave this assurance Monday at the briefing of the Task Force.

NANS had two weeks ago, noted that though the pandemic hit many nations across the globe, Nigeria should take appropriate steps to remedy the situation and let the society run as seamless as possible.

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August 13th Update: Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU) Announces Resumption Date for First Year Students.

Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU) formerly called Anambra State University (ANSU) seems to be the first Government-owned University to announce resumption date for students.

According to the school management, all COOU fresh students are to resume August 13th 2020 while their first semester exams will commence 20th August, 2020.

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August 11th Update: Will School Really Resume in September?

Lately most students have been asking us if it is true that all schools (tertiary institutions) in Nigeria will resume in September 2020?

ANS; THERE’S NO OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT SAYING SCHOOLS WILL RESUME in September.

However, there are strong indications that schools MIGHT resume September or maybe October.

Why do we think so?

  1. National Universities Commission (NUC) directed all VC’s to ascertain Level of Preparedness for Safe Reopening of Varsities. Some schools like UNILORIN have indicated that they are ready to resume.
  2. Over 10,000 COVID-19 patients were discharged few days ago. This seems to be a relief.
  3. In a bid to end the ongoing strike, ASUU said they are ready to resume negotiations with FG.

Just to be clear again; we just assumed that schools might resume September or October 2020. There’s actually no official announcement yet.

Reassurance: There’s still no official announcement from either Minister of Education or PTF that schools will resume 7th September. Ignore fake news. We will never update this page with a fake resumption date. We are closely monitoring the resumption date trend, as soon as there’s vital information, we will immediately update this page.

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August 2nd Update: NUC Directs Vice Chancellors to Urgently Ascertain Level of Preparedness for Safe Reopening of Varsities

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has directed all Vice Chancellors (VC) to ascertain their level of preparedness for safe reopening of Universities. This was disclosed in a letter signed by NUC Executive Secretary, Chris J. Maiyaki.

The letter partly reads:

“Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities will please recall that, as part of the measures to contain and prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Federal Govemment, through the Federal Ministry of Education, ordered the immediate closure of all schools, including Universities on 23 March, 2020.

“All schools have since remained closed, until the recent decision to allow only Exiting Classes to resume to enable final year students to participate in the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination including other examinations, to be conducted by NECO, NABTEB and NBAIS.

The image below is a copy of the letter directed to VCs.

To us, this is a good move. This again indicates that all schools will resume soon. Share you thoughts with us in the COMMENT SECTION. And Please share this page.

That’s all! We love reading your opinion/views and from recent comments on this page, most students are now working and want school to resume next year.

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