Minister of Education Adamu Adamu made the announcement during a press briefing in Abuja on Friday.
Schools in the country have been shut since March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Adamu said all institutions are to adhere to the guidelines for the reopening of schools earlier announced by the presidential task force.
He said all unity schools should open by October 12 “while states and private schools will determine their own modalities of reopening.”
Lagos, Oyo, Kano and Enugu have since announced dates for the reopening of schools in their states