Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) appears not to agree with the directive of Federal Government on reopening of schools. The president of the union, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi advised the Federal Government while speaking with newsmen in Ota Ogun State.
According to him, the Federal Government needs to first of all, address the challenges of the education sector, provide an ideal learning environment as well as meeting the conditions spelt out by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) before reopening schools.
Prof. Ogunyemi listed the conditions spelt out by NCDC adding that many schools do not have financial capacities to meet those conditions and requirements for reopening of schools as many of them do not even have running water, do not have enough spaces to promote physical distancing not to talk of having facility for washing hands.
The ASUU president said that putting all these requirements needed together, to reopen schools in the country now would run to millions of Naira, which most schools cannot afford.
Prof. Ogunyemi appealed to the Federal Government to provide the running funds for the principals and head teachers so that they could provide some of these facilities in their schools.