The President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi has warned that the action of the government to re-open schools is suicidal. The ASUU President further advised the Federal Government to take all necessary precautions as regards the guidelines stipulated by the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
He said, “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.”
He also pointed out that some schools do not have the large capacity that would promote social distancing and the resources that would make them have hand sanitizers and running water in the school compound. He therefore urged the Federal Government to ensure that such schools are funded to get the basic amenities before resumption.