Taraba State government has directed the state ministry for tertiary education to reopen all tertiary institutions under the ministry, effective October 2020.
Commissioner for information and reorientation, Hon. Danjuma Adamu disclosed this to journalists on Friday in his office in Jalingo.
Adamu stated that details on the date for resumption would be made public soon, as the government has already made available all necessary COVID-19 preventive materials for reopening of schools.
According to the commissioner, all private tertiary institutions are expected to comply with the directive.
Meanwhile, the Federal Government on Friday ordered the full reopening of schools at all levels nationwide for academic activities from 12th October 2020 after seven months of closure occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Adamu said with the level of preparations put in place to test and flattening of the infection curve, the government has come to the conclusion that the earlier decision was reviewed to allow reopening of schools at all levels.
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While urging the school owners to be strict and rigid on COVID-19 protocols, Adamu warned that any school owner that does not comply with the guidelines and an outbreak occurs in the school as a result of negligence, such school would be closed down.