Students threatens to protest, Gives FG two weeks to reopen schools

The Students association in Nigeria has given the Federal Government two weeks to reopen schools. They threaten to protest if the government fails to get academic activities in the various institutions back on track.

The students association which includes the National Association Polytechnic Students (NAPS), National Association of University Students (NAUS), and National Association of Colleges of Education Students (NANCES) at a virtual meeting made this decision. 

They also faulted the FG for canceling the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASCCE) stating that social distancing and proper prevention methods against COVID-19 could be put in place. They urged the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu to reconsider and reopen schools.

“It is hardly feasible that coronavirus may be eradicated in a fortnight and after months of observing several safety measures, there are little or no gains in the results so far recorded.

‘’Huge funds have been used to contain the spread of the virus, but we still have poorly equipped medical centers across the country,” they added.

They also charged the government to stop the payment of salaries to university lecturers and other officials in these institutions since schools are closed.

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