ASUU reacts to opening of schools in Nigeria
ASUU reacts to opening of schools in Nigeria after the announcement from the FG today that schools can be reopened for graduating students
The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Monday spoke against the reopening of schools by the Federal Government amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
ASUU union argued that the government must make resources available in order for schools to meet proposed conditions set by the Federal Ministry of Education.
This was made known by the National President of the ASUU union, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, who mafe this position known on Monday, 29th of June, 2020
He did that while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria in Ota, Ogun State earlier today amid the recent controversies all over the country
Prof Biodun Ogunyemi urged the government to provide the ideal environment and meet the conditions and guidelines set out by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC
He asked that it is necessary to get everything put in place before reopening schools across the country to avoid complications in the country
“The Federal Government must lead and show the ways by meeting the conditions for reopening of schools before any school can be allowed to open because COVID-19 pandemic is a health challenge.
“When it comes to public health, it is something that should not be left in the hands of individuals but the Federal Government must take the lead.”ASUU reacts to opening of schools
The ASUU president then listed the conditions spelt out by NCDC to include the provision of materials for regular handwashing, provision of face masks, isolations spaces, hands sanitizers and others.
He said many government-owned schools don’t have financial capacities to meet the outlined conditions unless assisted by the government
He continued saying;
“It is suicidal to reopen schools now if the Federal Government itself could not meet the conditions spelt out by the NCDC and the World Health Organisation.
The nation will expose innocent children to avoidable risks.”ASUU reacts to opening of schools
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