ASUU advices FG Not to Open Schools yet

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Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, the President of The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has advised the Federal Government of Nigeria not to open schools yet.

He gave this statement while speaking with newsmen in Ota, Ogun State. According to the president of the Union, the Federal Government needs to address the challenges the education sector face; providing an ideal environment and adhering to the conditions set by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) before schools reopen.

Mr. Ogunyemi then went on to list the conditions required by the NCDC namely; face masks, isolation centres, provision of materials for regular washing of hands, hand sanitizers, and he added that a majority of the schools do not have the funds to achieve these requirements and reopen the schools. Some schools don't even have enough space to promote social distancing or even a facility for washing of hands.

Mr. Ogunyemi appealed to the Federal Government to provide funds for head teachers and principals so that they can provide some of these facilities for their schools because this will require millions, which most schools can't afford.

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