COVID-19: Vice Chancellors Disagrees with ASUU, Says School Can Resume

In the aftermath of the Academic Staff Union of Universities’ disapproval of the reopening of schools, the Vice-Chancellors of some Federal and State universities in Nigeria have expressed readiness to reopen schools.

One of the VCs of a Federal University in the South-West, who pleaded anonymity, stated that it was wrong for ASUU to claim that there were no guidelines for reopening varsities.

Apart from the scare arising from the second wave of COVID-19, another VC said some of them (VCs) had planned to stagger resumption.

“I think ASUU should begin to speak to facts. In as much as we do not want the COVID-19 outbreak on our campuses, we had our plans. Some academic activities can resume for classes with a few populations,” one of the VCs told our correspondent on the telephone.

“LASU recently held examinations for students in compliance with COVID-19 guidelines, and it went well. What do they mean by saying there is no guideline for reopening?” another VC queried.

Recall that the National University Commission (NUC), had given Nigerian Universities the go-ahead to reopen for academic activities while saying that Universities should adhere strictly to safety measures put in place to curtail the spread of  COVID-19.


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