School Should Not Be Opened Yet-ASUU
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has announced that the union is in support of the Federal Government's decision to postpone the date of the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), which was scheduled to commence on the 4th of August, until a safe reopening is guaranteed.
According to the president of the union, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, no reasonable government should take such chances, unless parents would be told to sign an undertaking,
In a statement, Prof. Ogunyemi said,"Look, Kenya has said they have closed all their schools till next year; they too have exams to write. Safety first. If it means closing the schools until next year to safeguard the lives of Nigerian children and safeguard the health of all Nigerians, so be it."
Furthermore, he said that the position of the union is that, the Federal Government shouldn't use the lives of children as an experiment, and there is another opportunity for external candidates by November which the students can utilize.
Finally, the ASUU president stated that if the federal government can put every safety measure given by the NCDC in place then they would open up the schools, but if not then the schools would remain unopened even if the federal government orders the resumption of all schools.