As they identified it as the Federal government's bad treatment of reopening schools, tertiary institutions students offer the government two weeks to set a date for reopening.
They vowed to demonstrate against prolonged closing of schools if the government refused to meet within 14 days with their demands.
At a virtual meeting, the groups, consisting of the National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS), the National Association of University Students (NAUS) and the National Association of Colleges of Educational Students (NANCES), declared the approach of the Federal Government to resume the country's educational institutions.
They have refused the government's decision to withdraw from the WASCCE (West African Senior School Certificate Examination) 2020.
Admonishing Education Minister Mallam Adamu Adamu to rethink Nigerian students' inclusion in the terminal examination, they said WAEC could be taken when following social distancing and other protection protocols. Coronavirus can hardly be feasibly eradicated in a fortnight and subsequent months.
Observing several safety measures, the results so far recorded are showing little or no gains. Big funds were used to curb the spread of the virus but, they added, we still have badly configured medical centers throughout the country.
They also threatened the government with suspending the compensation of university lectures and other authorities for supporting the continuing closing of schools and providing remedies to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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