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When Will School Resume in Nigeria (27th July) | See School Resumption Date 2020/2021

When will schools resume in Nigeria 2020? The Federal Government of Nigeria directed that schools in Nigeria should be closed on March 23rd, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Students are looking up to knowing when school will resume in Nigeria.

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The FG has released conditions for the reopening of schools in Nigeria. Below are the conditions given by the Minister of State Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba on 16th June.

All institutions must have:

  • Hand-washing facilities,
  • Body temperature checks
  • Body disinfectants at all entering points to their major facilities including the gates, hostels, classes, offices, etc.
  • The whole premises of each institution must be decontaminated and
  • All efforts must be geared toward maintenance of the highest level of hygiene
  • Ensure Social] Physical Distancing in class sizes and meeting spaces.

If you are searching to know when all schools will resume after COVID-19, this article is here to tell you the new resumption date for schools in Nigeria.

The schools in Nigeria were closed in order to reduce the spread of the Corona Virus Disease. This COVID-19 pandemic has made academic activities in most countries to be quiescent.

Schools will reopen on 4th August 2020. Read details below

Secondary schools in the country are to reopen as from the 4th of August, 2020 for exit classes only.

Students will have two weeks within which to prepare for the West African Examinations
(WAEC) due to start on the 17th of August, 2020.

These were the unanimous decisions reached today at a virtual consultative meeting between the Federal Ministry of Education, Honourable Commissioners of Education of the 36 states, the Nigerian Union of Teachers, (NUT), the proprietors of private schools, and Chief Executives of examination bodies.

It was agreed that the exit classes should resume immediately after the Sallah break, from the 4th of August, 2020 to enable them prepare for the WAEC examinations scheduled to commence from the 17th of August, 2020.

The meeting also resolved that a passionate appeal be made to the Federal Government through the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 and public spirited Nigerians for assistance to schools across the country to enable them fast track the preparations for safe reopening, as agreed.

Another meeting is to be convened tomorrow between the Federal Ministry of Education and Chief Executives of examination bodies namely, NECO, NABTEB and NBAIS to harmonise their examination dates, which will be conveyed to stakeholders expeditiously by the Federal Ministry of Education.

Latest Update on School Resumption in Nigeria (30th June)

The Federal government of Nigeria has lifted the ban on interstate movement and approved the resumption of Final year students (graduating students) in Primary 6, JSS3 and SS3 to enable them take their final examination. This will be effective from July 1, 2020.

Todays News About School Resumption in Nigeria

The resumption date earlier announced on 30th June has been cancelled by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Schools will no more resume on 5th August. This was made known by the Minister of Education Adamu Adamu, while speaking to State House Correspondents the weekly Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday.

The minister also announced that the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) has been postponed indefinitely.

This is due to the spread of the coronavirus disease in the country.

Adamu also explained that Nigerian schools will not reopen any time soon until it is safe to do so.

Adamu said he would prefer Nigerian students lose an academic year than to expose them to dangers.

Some people are saying that schools will reopen next year, 2021 but note that FG has not mentioned any date for reopening of schools in Nigeria.

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Some schools are gradually moving to virtual learning through Google classroom and other platforms.

The FG suggested that Radio and online learning should be practised in the meantime to help students keep their brains active and maintain communication with their teachers and lecturers.

When Is School Resuming in Nigeria

Currently, no date has been fixed for school resumption in Nigeria. The Federal Ministry of Education is yet to announce the date for school resumption in Nigeria.

Disregard the rumours spreading online and social media that school will start on 1st June or 8th June. It is totally fake.

Many students have asked “when is school going to start in Nigeria?” Read on to get the answer to this question.

All schools will resume when the federal government of Nigeria releases new date for school resumption in Nigeria.

See: JAMB Result Checking Portal

In accordance with online learning directives given by the federal government, some schools had started academic activities on 4th May 2020.

Students are advised to visit their school website for information on e-learning / online classes.

Some school semester examinations will be taken online in order to meet with the academic calendar.

It is pertinent to check for learning materials online if your school is yet to move to virtual learning.

Resumption Date for Universities in Nigeria 2020

Note: The University students should bear in mind that the ASUU strike is still ongoing and there will be no online school activities for schools that are under the Academic Staff Union of Universities.

See: When WAEC 2020 will start

Latest Updates and News on School Resumption Date For 2020/2021 Academic Session

On this page, you will find the latest news and updates on the new date for resumption of all schools in Nigeria. This includes all public and private schools across the 36 states in Nigeria.

For now, the following schools are yet to be reopened in Nigeria:

  • All Nursery primary schools
  • Secondary Schools
  • National Open University
  • Private and public universities
  • Polytechnics and college of education

This post will be updated immediately the NUC and the Ministry of Education officially announce the date for school resumption in Nigeria.

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Always check to get the latest update about when school will resume in

Resumption Of Schools In All States

When school reopens in the following states, you will be informed.

  • Abia State
  • Adamawa State
  • Akwa Ibom State
  • Anambra State
  • Bauchi State
  • Bayelsa State
  • Benue State
  • Borno State
  • Cross River
  • Delta State
  • Ebonyi State
  • Edo State
  • Ekiti State
  • Enugu State
  • FCT (Federal Capital Territory)
  • Gombe State
  • Imo State
  • Jigawa State
  • Kaduna State
  • Kano State
  • Katsina State
  • Kebbi State
  • Kogi State
  • Kwara State
  • Lagos State
  • Minna State
  • Nassarawa State
  • Niger State
  • Ogun State
  • Ondo State
  • Osun State
  • Oyo State
  • Plateau State
  • Rivers State
  • Sokoto State
  • Taraba State
  • Yobe State
  • Zamfara State

What Federal Government Said About Resumption of Schools in Nigeria

The Federal Government of Nigeria has not disclosed the resumption date for schools. Parents and students are advised to give no ears to the fake news being disseminated online and social media about school resumption. Read the full details below.

The Federal Ministry of Education has disowned a press release circulating on multiple social media platforms, insinuating that schools will reopen in November 2020, describing the release as the handiwork of mischief-makers”.

The Ministry has observed this growing pattern of false and malicious publications against it over time, which appears to be coming from the same source”.

We are making efforts to track and handover such hirings to security Agencies for prosecution. In the meantime, the ministry is asking parents and students at all levels of our educational system to disregard the release in its entirety as there’s no iota of truth in the release”.

The Permanent Secretary has not granted any interview to Premium Times or any other media house in this regard, neither has the Hon. Minister issued any release on the subject matter”.

The use of the Ministry’s letter headed is a clear case of forgery. The purported signature of the Minister on the release is also forged”.

The content of the release is contradictory and incoherent, leaving the Ministry to wonder what the actual motive of the author is or what he intends to achieve. This release supersedes the earlier version

Nigerian Minister of Education

Source: Federal Ministry of Education

Fresh Update Released By the Federal Government (FG) About School Resumption Date in Nigeria

The federal government of Nigeria on 1st June, 2020 maintained that Schools should remain closed for now. However, they have lifted the ban on churches and mosques.

We are still hopeful that Schools will resume in no distant time. This page will always be updated each time there is school resumption update or news from the FG.

Update From The Presidential Task Force (PTF)

The presidential task force is working very hard to ensure that schools are reopened. We got information that the team met with the president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari and solicited that schools should be resumed.

No date has been fixed for resumption of schools in Nigeria but we believe schools will soon resume.

When will School Reopen (Today’s Update)

School might resume on 13th July but bear it in mind that no date has been officially fixed by the federal government of Nigeria. We believe that schools may resume in July as FG is easing the lockdown in phases.

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers About When School Will Resume

When will school start?

There is no specific date for resumption of school in Nigeria but school will reopen as soon as the effect of COVID-19 goes down.

Is there going to be New Curriculum / Scheme of Work?

Yes. Due to the delay in activities brought about by the novel corona virus, there will be new academic calendar when schools reopen.

When Will Universities Resume in Nigeria?

Universities will resume immediately the federal government of Nigeria and NUC release a resumption letter to the University Vice Chancellors.

If you have any question about when school will resume in Nigeria, kindly drop your question in the comment box.

Last Updated on July 27, 2020 by Admin

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  1. The truth about when would the waec examination starts.

    • The National Examination Council, NECO Is yet to fix a new date for the NECO examination.


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