The Corona Virus is really doing more harm than good in every aspect of the country, and the Nigeria educational system is having it's own sour taste of what the Pandemic is offering in regards to students forfeiting school activities as a precautionary measure meant to curb the spread of the disease that spreads in large gathering. As a result schools have been shut now for more than a period of 3 month with students been relegated to their homes until a more reliable solution are sourced on how to manage or totally eliminate the spread of the disease.
Recently there has been a toss on the issue of school resumption for Junior and Senior Secondary school 3 to prepare for their junior and Senior WAEC respectively, which has been met with gridlock as the Minister of Education stated that it is not yet safe for school to resume for the examinations, with the minister raising health concern as a reason, and that the life of students would be prioritize above any form of examination.
With the issue of school resumption ushering in hope for universities to open School soon, The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has explained that Nigerian universities may still remain closed even if the federal government decides that schools resumes amidst the Convid-19 pandemic.
With reasons been that ASUU had commenced indefinite strike over the federal government’s decision to withhold the salaries of its members who defied the order of government to enrol in the Integrated Personnel and Payroll System (IPPIS), and the matter has yet to be resolved, and While the federal government has given guidelines for the resumption dates of final year students in primary and secondary schools, no information has been revealed about the Universities in the country.
Mr Ogunyemi who is ASUU president revealed that there are outstanding issues and government is not ready to fix the universities and provide enabling learning environment, as he stated that Talking of universities, it should be noted that the crises are beyond COVID-19. There are fundamental crises that will make universities reopening longer and impossible for now. We had long told government our position and until they meet necessary conditions, universities are not resuming even after COVID 19."
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