The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP has said that it would be improper for the government to indiscriminately reopen schools, thereby putting lives of students and staff on the line.
Healthforbes Media gathered that ASUP also supported the position of Federal Government to put on hold the earlier plan to reopen schools across Nigeria as it is not safe to do that.
This was stated by the National President of ASUP,Comrade Anderson Ezeibe, in Abuja,as he added that government must carry all stakeholders along in her plans to reopen schools. He said: “Our union is convinced that any attempt at reopening schools at any level within this period is premature. “It is common knowledge that our schools are not prepared to cope with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and as such any effort in the direction of reopening the schools now will only endanger the lives of both students and staff.” The union further charged the Federal Government, to address all pending issues between the government and the union to avoid break down of industrial harmony.
By Dung Donald Malou