The Academic and Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has advised the Federal Government against the reopening of schools amid coronavirus pandemic.
This was stated by Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, the ASUU National President while addressing newsmen in Ogun State.
He also said that the FG need to address the challenges bedevilling education in Nigeria before considering reopening of schools.
“The Federal Government must lead and show the ways by meeting the conditions for reopening of schools before any school can be allowed to open, because COVID-19 pandemic is a health challenge.
“When it comes to public health, it is something that should not be left in the hands of individual, but the Federal Government must take the lead,’’ he said.
Ogunyemi added that the financial capacity required for the reopening of schools is lacking in Nigeria.
“It is suicidal to reopen schools now, if the Federal Government itself could not meet the conditions spelt out by NCDC and World Health Organisation (WHO).
“The nation will expose the innocent children to risks which is avoidable,” he said.