When will Schools Resume? (20th October Update)

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when will schools resume in Nigeria

October 20th Update: Lagos, Oyo, Ekiti others shuts down schools over #EndSars Protest.

Following the ongoing #EndSars protest, Lagos, Oyo, Ondo, Ekiti State governments has ordered the closure of all schools in their states.

This according to them will protect the lives of the innocent students.


On another news, ASUU and FG are expected to meet on Wednesday in an effort to end the lingering 7-month old strike.

NOTE: Are you among those wondering when all will call off their strike? Then be informed that we now have a page created specifically for monitoring when they will call off the strike. Check our ASUU Strike Update Page Here.

October 6th Packed Updates:

a) Lecturers can’t work on empty stomach, strike indefinite – ASUU

The National President of ASUU, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, in a telephone interview with The PUNCH,  said the Federal Government was not sincere about negotiations with the union, adding that lecturers would not resume on an empty stomach.

Ogunyemi specifically took a swipe at the Accountant General of the Federation, Mr Ahmed Idris, for violating a directive of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), that lecturers’ salaries should be paid.

He hinted that Nigerians should be ready for a long-drawn strike in universities with the way government was handling negotiations.

b) FG Urges ASUU Members to Consider Farming as Alternative Profession

The Minister of State for Education, Mr. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba in a TV Programme organized by Arise News has urged members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), to leave the teaching profession and consider going into farming, stressing that more farmers are needed in the country.

The minister who recalled that the union did not embark on the strike on the basis of the pandemic, said the university lecturers might consider farming, insisting that more farmers are needed in the nation.

He said the federal government has shown a commitment to their demands.

c) Resign and become a farmer — ASUU Replies Minister

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Tuesday took on the Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba over his comment that striking lecturers should consider farming as an alternative profession, describing his position as a reflection of his shallow understanding of the academic profession.

The chairman of ASUU, University of Ibadan chapter, Professor Ayo Akinwole said that the Minister had “displayed his naivety on educational matters.”

He noted that the dearth of farmers in the country is vivid a reflection of the failure of the government he is part of to make farming secured for legitimate farmers, just as asked Nwajiuba to resign his appointment and take to farming as a worthy national service.

Those are the news that relates reopening of schools in Nigeria. We will update this page as soon as there’s need for that.

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Most states have already announced their resumption dates. See the table below to see all the states that have announced the resumption date for all schools in the school.

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 Date25th October 2020
9.Cross River State Schools Resumption DateUncertain
10.Delta State Schools Resumption DateTertiary Institutions2nd 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 Date18th October 2020
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 DateMonday, 19th October 2020
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 Date11th October 2020
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 DateOctober 12th 2020

October 2nd Update: FG orders Unity Schools to reopen October 12

The Federal Government has ordered unity schools in the country,  earlier closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, to reopen on October 12th, 2020. 

Nigeria’s Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, announced the reopening of the learning centres on Friday in Abuja, during a news conference and explained that the decision was reached after due consultations with stakeholders and the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.

The Minister explained that with the level of preparations put in place to test and the flattening of the infection curve, the government has come to the conclusion that it is now safe to allow the reopening of schools.

According to him, schools across the country, are, however at liberty to fix resumption dates and ensure that there are adequate safety measures while doing so.

Mr Adamu equally warned that schools who fail to adhere to outlined COVID-19 safety protocols, risk closure if there is an outbreak from such learning facilities.

You can click here to download the full press release on the resumption date.

Clarification: Schools under ASUU will not resume until the ASUU strike is called off.

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

September 30th Update: The issue of ASUU will soon come to an end – FG

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, disclosed this on Tuesday during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today.

Ngige said the Ministries of Finance, Education, Labour and Employment and the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation will meet with the body.

“The issue of ASUU will soon come to an end,” he said. “Two reasons – ASUU have called the Federal Government represented by Finance and the Accountant-General Office and their direct employers, the Ministry of Education to come for the test.”

Ngige’s remarks come three days after ASUU said it had not called off its nationwide industrial action which started in March.

According to ASUU Vice President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, the strike is still in force until the Federal Government meets their demands.

Meanwhile, #Schoolsreopening #EndASUUStrike is currently trending on Twitter as Nigerian Students demand reopening of schools.

September 22nd Update: Fresh Directives for the Safe Reopening of Universities in the Country

The Federal Ministry of Education has accepted the request of the National Universities Commission for Universities to firm up arrangements towards the immediate resumption of academic activities.

This was disclosed in a memo directed to all Nigerian Universities Vice Chancellors.

From the memo, one can believe that Federal Universities will most likely resume in October. However, ASUU strike might still affect the resumption date.

See the memo below, click on it for better view:

September 14th Update: (Federal) Varsities won’t reopen until our demands are met – ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has asked the Federal Government to honour the agreement it had with the union before making any announcement on the reopening of the universities after the COVID-19 pandemic.

It added that it would unfold its next agenda if the Federal Government refused to negotiate the 2009 agreement signed by both parties.

Speaking at a town meeting at the African Hall, the University of Ilorin, the ASUU National President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, however, declined to reveal the agenda.

Ogunyemi said, “I think it is better we wait. When we get to that bridge, we will cross it. I can’t open our strategy here; whatever you do is about strategy; let the government refuse to negotiate, we will unfold our strategy then.”

He stated that the union had in March went on strike because of the government’s insensitivity to university education, adding that some of ASUU’s demands included funding of university education, which the government had reneged on in the last 10 years.

“There is a deliberate attempt to kill university education in the country. Some universities use stoves in their laboratories instead of burners and buckets to fetch water to perform experiments; it’s as bad as that,” he said.

He explained that ASUU had signed MoU with the Federal Government on the need to improve facilities on the campuses, students’ welfare, promotion, and welfare, which were ignored “because there are plans to make education inaccessible to children of the poor, which today is creating social vices such as Yahoo-Yahoo, Yahoo-plus, banditry, and other criminal activities in the society.

“Check the social media; you will see them celebrating their children graduating from foreign universities. This is why they are not willing to fund public universities”, the ASUU president said.

Allschool Note: There you have it, state and private Universities have started resuming. Federal Universities resumption date now depends on both ASUU and Federal Ministry of Education. We hope they both get to an agreement now and open the schools!

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September 10th Update: We‘re still evaluating school reopening – FG  

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.

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.

“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 15 per cent of transmission of the pandemic is from school environment and that was why they proposed remodeling of classes.

“We believe the experts that the 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 are no enough classrooms for social distancing,

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

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

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

“We are lucky thus far because we only recorded an incident in Gombe where a child contacted COVID-19.

“We quickly isolated him and he recovered in time to join the class back.

“But that showed that these places are sources of spread,” he said.


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September 8th Update: Ogun Govt Announces Automatic Promotion For Students, Fixes 21st September as Resumption Date

Ogun State Government has announced Monday, 21 September 2020 for the reopening of schools in the state for the first term of 2020/2021 session.

Vanguard reports that the state government, however, reduced the hours for primary and secondary school to three hours.

In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Kunle Somorin explained that this second phase of the reopening of schools is extended to all classes in primary and secondary schools, Technical and Vocational Colleges, and Tertiary Institutions.

Somorin explained that while primary 1 to primary 3 will go to school from 8.00 am to 11.00 am, primary 4 to primary 6 will go to class from 12.00noon to 3.00 pm.

He added that JSS 1 to JSS 3 lecture will be between 8.00 am and 11.00 am, while SS1 to SS3 will attend classes from 12.00noon to 3.00 pm.

Tertiary institutions are allowed to commence reopening from 21 September 2020 as may be determined by their respective management”.

You can read up the full details HERE.

As soon as more states (and FG/Minister of Education) announces their resumption date, we will update this page accordingly.

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

Today, we came across some rumors going online that the federal government (FG), through the Minister of Education, have announced 21st September 2020 as the Resumption Date for Universities, Polytechnics, Secondary Schools and Primary Schools.

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

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

Its 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 optimistic that the Minister of Education will announce a resumption date very soon and hopefully ASUU and COESU calls of their strike.

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

The Federal Government says 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 said, “For educational institutions which include daycare, primary, secondary and tertiary institutions. Educational institutions should begin the process of working towards potentially reopening within this phase.

“However, we strongly recommend that states conduct 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 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 have 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 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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Is it possible admission can be deny dis year , due to strike and covid19 ?


Please, i urge the GOVERNMENT to adhere to ASUU, in order for the student that suppose to graduate. Aside, from that the newly graduated student should be given instantly job opportunities thank you.


Please when will petroleum training institute (PTI) resume

Obasi Torty

Please government should open back universities


Please When will bauchi state university (BASUG) resume?


When polytechnic kano resume date

Abubakar jafar

When kadpoly will resume


Please when is Federal polytechnic nasarawa resuming?


What about fedral polytechnic mubi’s resumption date


When will mautech specifically released admission for 2020/2021 section

Edafe Israel

Thanks for the exams


Please when is Absu and Unical resuming and the postutme screening date?
Thank you

Osagie Edela

When is fedral polytechnic Auchi resuming school


Will really appreciate the arrangement and the conclusion that is well arrange about the reopened of all sch. In Nigeria since match . Will say thank you Lord for realising us out of stay home.


What about auchi poly

Adetona Olamilekan

Please o
When is kwara state polytechnic resumption date cus am confused and when is post utme screening date


What about Federal University wukari


School should start next year
That’s all I have to say for now
Because it’s already late to start it

Bello Ahmed

When is Hassan usman katsina poly reopening school pls

Bello Aliyu

I want back to school


i am so happy schools are finally resuming but please let them hurry and annouce the date


What about federal poly ede have they resume

Samson yange

Am so much happy about Benue state resumption

Emmanuel Samuel

Pls what about federal polytechnic idah ? Have they resume because am confuse … Pls i need ur help


When is unimad going to resume


Hope Rivers State resumption date still stands? Because I over heard asome students saying it has been cancelled. Please I need clarification on this. Thank you


Am happy that school is finally reopening

Racheal yama

What day are they going to open the school


Why is Date for Kano state school resumption not included in the list..


Pls help us to reopen, the jamb bite are now on acceptance

Divine Brown

I need to go bk to skul am tied of being at home 🙃🌻❤️

Divine Brown

Am tired of staying at home 🙃


Please when will assu call off the strike

Sharifudden shuaibu

Kebbi State no date no time

Israel .O. Samuel

Am tired for saying
at home

Uche collins

Please asuu and FME end your dramers cus its really affecting someone destiny here, do your things and leave us to do the needful now DAT we have time plz

Akpa Ego

As ASUU really called me off the strike or is there any arrangements put in place… I saw a call off trending on Twitter


Any update about schools in imo state
Please I need reply


Pls is oou resuming also


22nd update,, is dat d latest update


Make una quick anounce date o
Because house don tire me o

Thomas Monday

Higher institution should better resume January 2021

Boluwatife Komolafe

If federal government announce all FG schools to reopen how will asuu strike stil affect it?

Ogbada Godwin

Job well done, keep up the good work


Thank you


Thanks for the update guys keep up the good work


I can’t view the recent updates


Any latest update


Why is it to take schools as the only relevant place for covid 19,while nothing about the act of living isn’t functioning but it, this is really weird,most countries that the virus came from are now back to their schools and even their normal duties, why we Nigerians, don’t we have a government do we?

Asam precious

Oh God help ur children in this critical time

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