The President of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Sunday Asefon, has urged the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), not to interfere with the resumption of academic activities in universities across the federation.
The NANS President confirmed that the union would set up COVID-19 Taskforce in universities across the nation to ensure students adhere to the guidelines.
Asefon, in a statement issued on Tuesday, said, rather than halt schools’ resumption, the government should focus on the issue of the resurgence in COVID-19, he also urged the federal government to re-strategize its plan to constraint the increasing rate of the COVID-19.
According to Asefon: “Rather than postpone schools’ resumption, it has become imperative to address the alarming spread of COVID-19 and rising cases of deaths from a position of environmental strategy and human coordination since the lockdown mechanism can no longer be a mitigating option in the face of our economic reality.
“Consequently, the National Association of Nigerian Students is undertaking to prevail on students union bodies to set up Students Task Force against COVID-19 in every school, while asking the Federal Government to review its basic COVID guidelines for schools resumption.”
Recall that on Monday, the Federal Minister for Education, Adamu Adamu, said schools across the nation might not resume on January 18 as scheduled. He also confirmed that the Ministry of Education, in line with the COVID-19 guideline, is currently reviewing the date for school for schools’ resumption.