ASSU decides: Update on Schools Resumption 2020 As FG Gives New Guidelines for Reopening of Schools

Several news and information had been issued out which most students are discouraged as none indicated a specific moment or date for resumption. However, ban on worship centres and some other part of the sectors were lifted while schools nationwide remained closed as result of covid-19 pandemic.

The federal government of Nigeria has finally issued conditions and guidelines to be met by each school for the reopening of schools students both Secondary and Tertiary are excited to learn about the school’s re-opening for academic activities.

This was revealed by the Minister of State for Education, Hon Chukwuemeka Nwajuuba, and he made the announcement on Friday through the 2020 Policy Meeting on Admission to Tertiary institutions in Nigeria by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

He further disclosed that the federal government is currently looking forward to easing lockdown and lift ban on interstate movements which will ultimately lead to reopening of campuses, the Heads of Institutions should commence preparations he added.

The Minister also said the Heads of Institutions shouldn’t wait till the announcement on reopening before putting in place all measures in compliance with the protocols and advisories of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

Recall that since the existence of the pandemic, the schools have been closed down to curtail the spread of coronavirus

We can also recall that the Academic staff union of University in March announced the Nation wide strike 16 weeks ago over the 2009 and 2019 Memorandum, it was during the strike that all schools were shutdown due to the deadly Corona virus that have stop human activities globally as students hope that Federal Government reopen school soon.

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) however urged the federal government to keep school closed until the virus has subsided. ASUU President, Abiodun Ogunyemi, thus implored the federal government not to reopen schools until the pandemic had been contained.

Also different updates from the PTF on COVID-19, Ministry of Education, NCDC and even Minister of State for Education, pertaining to resumption of schools and ofcourse students nationwide are fed up of hearing same story everyday as they prefer been in schools and hungry to staying at home.

Owing to this, students nationwide grief as impatience mounts in their hearts, this is prior to the fact that the federal government kicked against the reopening of schools. As if the troubles from the federal government was not enough, some parents and doctors even kicked against the reopening of schools.

The PTF on Monday revealed and issued warning officially to states, discouraging states that wish to allow the resumption of schools across their states, that they should not take such risk stating that countries that does it revisited the trouble.

I bet none of these people understands the plight running through the home-sick of these students.

Moreso, the closure of both public and private schools to contain the spread of COVID-19 has inflicted untold hardship on most of the private school teachers. Though, the operators of the private schools suffered some loses due to the pandemic, the teachers are more at the receiving end. Most of this operators have refused to pay salaries, due to non payment of school fees by parents of the pupils. In fact, it has been reliably gathered that some teachers have started organising private home lesson for some children to survive.

Some teachers now engaged themselves on private teaching to get some little amount and the stipend is dependent on the number of students they are coaching. It is not easy for them at all.

While other private teachers thinks teaching profession in private schools is not a Job unlike public schools as they have got to know that, nothen you get as a teacher, in private school, apart from salaries. This COVID-19 has really exposed the private schools proprietor and the staffs

Personally I pity the private school proprietors, most especially those who pay rent on the properties they use. The whole third term is gone already.”

The best advice for any private schools teachers is to start organising private coaching class, from the look of things, there is likely to be no resumption in this third term. So, any wise teacher will start organising a coaching class for a limited number of children till early September, when schools are likely to resume. With the coaching class, they can make some income for their living.

The COVID-19 has really affected private schools teachers and the owners (proprietor) no schools fees, no salaries.

What do you think could be the solution to the private school teachers? Not all of them are privileged to take home lesson,because of their families and is also more tedious compare to the teaching in school.

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