The Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, has postponed the resumption of all primary and secondary schools in the state to Monday, February 1, 2021.
Obaseki disclosed this on Friday at a press briefing in Benin City.
He stressed that the state government will officially carry out an assessment of health facilities across the various schools and ensures strict compliance with COVID-19 protocol.
Newsflash247 had earlier reported that the Federal Government had declared that all public and private schools across the country should resume on Monday, January 18.
The decision was taken by the Federal Government after reaching a consensus with governors, commissioners and other stakeholders.
Newsflash247 gathered that the consensus was reached at a meeting between the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu and Commissioners of Education in Abuja.
The Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono, who confirmed the new development, said the minister had extensive discussions with state governors and proprietors of schools.
He said: “We have had extensive discussions with state governors, proprietors of schools, labour /staff unions and students’ representatives. And the consensus is that we should reopen all schools.
“But the reopening of schools will be in compliance with COVID-19 protocols, especially strict adherence to non-pharmaceutical procedures.”