Amid growing concerns regarding the closure of schools across the country, a Nigeria university vice chancellor has given advice to the federal government on what to do to reopen schools safely amid the ongoing corona virus pandemic.
Professor Peace Chinedum Babalola has advised the federal government to adopt "staggered" resumption of schools so as to encourage social distancing.
He advised the federal government to allow all final year students to resume so as to allow them complete their schooling on time.
Below is her words
This pandemic we do not understand it and we do not know when it will end. We already know there is a need for social distancing, there is a need for hygiene, wearing face masks and so on.
So to ensure social distancing, we need to stagger resumption of students and we need to reopen schools for students in terminal classes, students that will take external examination.
Exams like West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) is not just a Nigeria examination, it is a West African examination and that they have announced that the exams will start by August, so I believe that while studying and understanding this disease, let's start with the students in the terminal classes in all institutions from nursery to university ".
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