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, explaining that the COVID-19 curve has been flattened.
According to the Minister, unity 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 any outbreak from such learning facilities.
The negotiations were abandoned in February because of discrepancy over the usage of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) and the two parties have not had the option to meet from that point forward because of the COVID-19 concerns.
The Union additionally requested that the federal government start a procedure that would prompt the approval of its alternative salary payment platform, the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) and requested that the government pull out all academic staff previously enrolled on IPPIS and enlist them on UTAS.