State governments on Sunday differed on the Federal Government’s directive that schools in the country should remain shut till January 18 as part of efforts to curb COVID-19 second wave.

While states such as Kogi, Anambra, Plateau and Ekiti said their schools would resume on January 18, Rivers, Cross River, Gombe, Sokoto, Zamfara, Delta and Oyo states shunned the Federal Government’s directive.

Following the outbreak of COVID-19 second wave, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, at its press conference on December 21, said all schools in the country would remain shut till January 18.

The measures, according to the PTF, include social distancing and installation of hand-washing materials.

The Cross River State Commissioner for Quality Education, Dr Godwin Amanke, in an interview with correspondents on Sunday, said the state would not change its decision on the January 11 resumption of schools.


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