ASUU asks FG not to reopen universities now

– Nigerian students are likely to continue staying at home as a result of coronavirus

– This is as a result of the recent assessment by ASUU on the safe reopening of universities

– According to the union, the government have not put measures in place to stop the spread of the virus in schools after reopening

The federal government has been told not to reopen universities. The call was made by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Sunday, January 10. This followed an assessment of COVID-19 protocols in the universities. The union said institutions were not ready for safe reopening even though lecturers are eager to start work.

Recall the FG said universities could resume on January 18 but must adhere to COVID-19 protocols in hostels and lecture halls.

ASUU has asked the federal government not to reopen universities now. According to ASUU, the government is yet to put measures in place for the safe reopening of the schools.

The union’s concern came amid increasing coronavirus cases and deaths. Speaking on the preparedness towards reopening of schools, ASUU chairman at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Osun state, Dr Adeola Egbedokun said classroom and hostel situations in universities did not in any way conform with COVID-19 protocols.

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