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ASUU kicked against the reopening of schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has kicked against the reopening of schools by the Federal Government amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

ASUU National President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, made this position known on Monday while speaking with the Newsmen in Ota, Ogun State.

Professor ogunyemi urged the government to provide the ideal environment and meet the conditions spelt out by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control before reopening schools across the country, adding that resources must be made available in order for schools to meet proposed conditions by the Federal Ministry of Education.

The ASUU president who listed the conditions spelt out by NCDC to include the provision of materials for regular hand-washing, provision of face masks, isolation spaces, hands sanitisers, amongst others, stated that government-owned schools don’t have financial capacities to meet the outlined conditions.