Poly Lecturers Back ASUU, Warn Against Reopening of Schools

Polytechnic lecturers in Nigeria have warned the federal government against reopening tertiary institutions due to the coronavirus.

The lecturers warned that there are no provisions to meet COVID-19 precautionary guidelines in their campuses.

The president of the lecturers union, Anderson Ezeibe, made their position known during an interview on Tuesday. Polytechnic lecturers in Nigeria under the aegis of the Academic Staff of Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) have warned the federal government against reopening tertiary institutions due to the coronavirus.

The union noted that there are no provisions to meet COVID-19 precautionary guidelines in universities, polytechnics and colleges of education if there is an outbreak of the virus on campus.

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The president of ASUP, Anderson Ezeibe, made the position of the union known during an interview with Premium Times on Tuesday.

He said “The government simply wants to turn students and lecturers into guinea pigs. Let there be stakeholders’ meetings for conclusion on resumption. This is the best solution.”

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