The leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, released a statement saying it is in full support of the decision of the Federal Government of Nigeria not to reopen schools.
The Federal Government of Nigeria had earlier announced the stoppage of Senior Secondary School 3 students acroos the country from partaking in the forthcoming West African Senior School Certificate Examinations.
The examination was earlier scheduled for August 4th 2020, but the Federal Government of Nigeria opted out, saying it does not want to make the children prey of the Coronavirus Pandemic.
The union advised the government to shut down schools until 2021 to ensure adequate preparations, citing the case in some countries such as Kenya.
The Union which drew inference from the actions of countries like Kenya and some other African countries which chose to keep their schools shut till 2021 in the fear of the spread of the COVID-19.
Various media houses in Nigeria reported on Saturday the 18th of July 2020, that the Federal Ministry of Education met with some officials and stake holders in the education sector in Abuja, and had resolved to announce a new date for the examination.
The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, had also said the government would consult with the four other countries under WAEC to set a new date, while announcing COVID-19 mandatory guidelines for schools which must be kept before July 29.
The ASUU President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, who made the recommendations in an interview on Sunday with Newsmen said that it would be an unreasonable act for the Federal Government to reopen schools while the cases reported in Nigeria is on a daily surge.
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