On Monday 31 August 2020 the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has signaled the Federal Government not to reopen schools, especially tertiary institutions of learning.

ASUU stated that the reopening of schools without proper measure to Curtail the spread of the deadly COVID-19 would be dicey.

The academic union bemoan that the Federal Government did not deem it fit to give bailout funds to universities as it did for airline operators and other private businesses, warning that government should be ready for any negative consequences that awaits its planned to reopen tertiary institutions.

Meanwhile, The Lagos Zone of ASUU made it known while speaking at a press conference held at Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye, in Ogun State.

According to the zonal coordinator of ASUU, Prof. Olusiji Sowande, warned that having the students back on the campuses should not be the next line of action now, but the atmosphere and conditions must also be right at this period of the pandemic.

Mr. Sowande further stressed that there are no measure neither facilities on ground to effect social distancing in large and crowded classrooms and hostels.

According to him, water and electricity supply are nothing to write home about in the universities.

Sowande stressed that the education and health sectors have suffered years of neglect in Nigeria, which he said has resulted in poor infrastructure, lack of well-equipped diagnostic, testing and research laboratories as well as treatment centres in both sectors


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