It’s Suicidal to Reopen Schools Now, ASUU Tells Federal Government

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It’s Suicidal to Reopen Schools Now, ASUU Tells Federal Government

Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Monday told the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government that it would be suicidal to reopen schools now due to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, saying government needs to tell Nigerians the steps it intends to take in reopening schools.

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“It is suicidal to reopen schools now, if the Federal Government itself could not meet the conditions spelt out by NCDC and World Health Organisation (WHO).

“The nation will expose the innocent children to risks which is avoidable.

“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 individual, but the Federal Government must take the lead,” said ASUU National President, Biodun Ogunyemi, while speaking with the with News Agency of Nigeria in Ota, Ogun State.

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He urged the Federal Government to provide ideal environment and should take the lead by meeting the conditions spelt out by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) before reopening schools.

ASUU president listed the conditions spelt out by NCDC to include: provision of materials for regular washing of hands, face mask, isolations centres, space for social distancing and hands sanitiser.

Ogunyemi added that many of the schools do not have financial capacities to meet those conditions and requirements for reopening of schools.

Ogunyemi, who expressed concerns on how many schools could afford to provide hand sanitisers, said many of them do not even have running water, not to mention having facilities for washing hands.

He added that many schools do not have enough spaces to promote physical distancing.

ASUU president said putting all these requirements needed together, to reopen schools in the country now would run to millions of Naira, which most schools could not afford.

Ogunyemi appealed to the Federal Government to provide the running funds for the principals and head teachers so that they could provide some of these facilities in their schools.

He added that inadequate funds by many parents would hinder them from providing some of these amenities needed for the reopening of schools.

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