The Chairman Of Academic Staff Union Of Universities (Asuu), Has Warns Against School Reopen Amids Covid19.
The chairman of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Prof. Ayo Akinwole, University of Ibadan Chapter, has warned against the reopening of schools without provisions for schools to meet COVID-19 precautionary guidelines.
Prof. Ayo Akinwole stated this in ibadan, he also stated that the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on schools could be enormous if responsibility was not taken to ensure safety.
He warned that no pecuniary gains would be more than the lives of lecturers and their students.
Akinwole noted that before COVID-19 pandemic, public varsities were overcrowded with students and hostel facilities took more than its capacity.
He then warned parents not to jubilate at the news of a possible reopening of schools.
However, they should ask the government to put measures in place so as not to have a surge in COVID-19 that might happen as a result of ill-thought-out reopening, he said.
“What we are simply saying is that the Federal Government should adhere to their own set guidelines.
“Our position, as a responsible union in all these, is that; throwing schools open in the midst of all these, is an open invitation to the tragic explosion of the COVID-19 scourge on a scale never witnessed anywhere since its outbreak.”
He said that the union was aware that there had been agitations from some quarters for the government to reopen schools.
He said that those leading the campaign are the proprietors of private universities.
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