In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 29th, June, 2020

ASUU Offers Critical Warning To FG Over Reopening Of Universities

ASUU Gives Serious Warning To FG Over Reopening Of Universities

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari

 

The Tutorial Workers Union of Universities (ASUU) on Monday kicked towards the reopening of faculties by the Federal Authorities as a result of COVID-19 pandemic presently ravaging the nation.

 

Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU Nationwide President, spoke with the with Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) in Ota, Ogun.

 

Based on him, the Federal Authorities wanted to handle the challenges of training sector earlier than it could speak of reopening colleges.

 

Ogunyemi urged the Federal Authorities to supply supreme surroundings and may take the lead by assembly the situations spelt out by the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC) earlier than reopening colleges.

“The Federal Authorities should lead and present the methods by assembly the situations for reopening of faculties earlier than any faculty could be allowed to open, as a result of COVID-19 pandemic is a well being problem.

“In relation to public well being, it’s one thing that shouldn’t be left within the palms of particular person, however the Federal Authorities should take the lead,’’ he mentioned.

 

The ASUU president listed the situations spelt out by NCDC to incorporate: provision of supplies for normal washing of palms, face masks, isolations centres, area for social distancing and palms sanitiser.

 

Ogunyemi mentioned that lots of the colleges shouldn’t have monetary capacities to fulfill these situations and necessities for reopening of faculties.

“It’s suicidal to reopen colleges now, if the Federal Authorities itself couldn’t meet the situations spelt out by NCDC and World Well being Organisation (WHO).

“The nation will expose the harmless kids to dangers which is avoidable,” he mentioned.

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Ogunyemi famous that what number of of those colleges may afford to supply hand sanitiser, saying that a lot of them don’t even have operating water, to not speak of getting facility for laundry palms.

 

He added that many faculties shouldn’t have sufficient areas to advertise bodily distancing.

 

The ASUU president mentioned that placing all these necessities wanted collectively, to reopen colleges within the nation now would run to hundreds of thousands of Naira, which most colleges couldn’t afford.

 

Ogunyemi appealed to the Federal Authorities to supply the operating funds for the principals and head academics in order that they might present a few of these amenities of their colleges.

 

He additional mentioned that insufficient funds by many mother and father would hinder them from offering a few of these facilities wanted for reopening of faculties.

 

Ogunyemi mentioned that the Federal Authorities wanted to inform Nigerians the steps they supposed to soak up reopening colleges.

 

The ASUU chief mentioned that for presidency to not inform folks their minds was like operating away from “our shadow” which might later hunt the nation.

 

(NAN)

 

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