The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, on Monday disapproved of the deliberate reopening of faculties by the Federal Government, attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic currently ravaging the nation.
Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU Nationwide President, spoke with the News Company of Nigeria, NAN in Ota, Ogun.
Constant with him, the Federal Government wished to tackle the challenges of the education sector before it would possibly presumably presumably like to talk of reopening colleges.
Mr Ogunyemi urged the Federal Government to present the actual ambiance and would possibly presumably presumably like to silent purchase the lead by meeting the situations spelt out by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Help a watch on, NCDC, before reopening colleges.
â€œThe Federal Government must always lead and stamp the systems by meeting the situations for reopening of faculties before any faculty would possibly presumably presumably also moreover be allowed to start, because COVID-19 pandemic is a health field.
â€œWhen it comes to public health, it is miles something that can presumably presumably like to silent no longer be left within the fingers of particular person, however the Federal Government can purchase the lead,â€™â€™ he acknowledged.
The ASUU president listed the situations spelt out by NCDC to incorporate: provision of materials for traditional washing of fingers, face veil, isolation centers, and house for social distancing and fingers sanitizer.
Mr. Ogunyemi acknowledged that just a few the colleges attain no longer like financial capacities to fulfill those situations and requirements for the reopening of faculties.
â€œIt is suicidal to reopen colleges now, if the Federal Government itself would possibly presumably presumably no longer meet the situations spelt out by NCDC and World Health Organisation, WHO.
â€œThe nation will boom the harmless kids to dangers which is avoidable,â€