The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) warning the Federal Government about attempts to reopen tertiary institutions has made Nigerian students reacting.
ASUU on August 31st, Monday, warned the Federal Government that attempts to reopen would be suicidal.
While speaking at a press conference held at Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye, in Ogun State, The zonal coordinator of ASUU, Prof. Olusiji Sowande, warned that having the students back on the campuses should not be the priority, but the atmosphere and conditions must also be right at this period of the pandemic.
He added that there are no facilities on ground to effect social distancing in large and crowded classrooms and hostels. “Water and electricity supply are nothing to write home about in the universities.”, Sowande said.
Some Nigerian students who are in their final year and tired of been at home are not happy with the action from the Academic Staff Union . “What is suicidal about… Because there kids school abroad”, an angry student said.
Recall, The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) have scheduled a peaceful demonstration for September 1, to demand the reopening of schools nationwide.
The students demand that the federal government should reopen schools and put preventive measures in place on all campuses.
See Some Reactions Below:
@ariffbnHussein – ASUU is just a joking body, what’s suicidal what’s it.. And then when we resume we’ll be rushed and you expect good performances damn @ASUUNGR . Probably we the ambitious ones will grow grey hair before completing PhD.. Lazy bunch of people hiding under lame excuses..
@BabsOla201708 – Same way the same ASUU said it will be suicidal for Secondary schools to resume. Are the exit classes not doing their exams? Are the confirmed case not even dropping within same period? ASUU HAS LOST MY SYMPATHY!
@waltea – Shut up, if it’s suicide then advise the govt in how to proceed, do you want the students to wallow is idleness? I mean you are a body of intellectual individuals…start acting like one!!
@Dreamz91986924 – If international flight is opened… Markets opened…. Churches is special because it should always be opened…. Interstate traveling opened… So tell me why schools shouldn’t be opened?? Or does Corona wants to resume school too??
@OlusolaOlufem12 – Now I see that our backwardness is as a result of our lack of patriotism and commitment to our nation. Is ASUU expecting that the COVID19 should be totally eradicated before we reopen our schools … HOW DID I GET HERE??? WHICH KIND COUNTRY BE THIS?