Schools reopening: NUT kicks

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The General Secretary, Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Mike Ene, has frowned on the decision by Federal Government to reopen schools.

Ene reprobated the decision on multiple grounds.

He said: “Currently, we are experiencing significant rise in the number of confirmed cases because we are in community transmission phase.

“In addition, government has not provided what is required for safe reopening of schools, especially in rural areas. Federal, state and local governments are shifting responsibilities, with some insisting that education is on the concurrent list, therefore, they won’t take certain steps.

“Mind you, these school children are coming from homes or locations where there are positive cases. Chances are high that such children would infect other children with the COVID-19 as was the case in Israel recently.

“Howbeit, the position of the NUT is that we are not ready for safe school reopening because the necessary things are not done yet by government at all levels. Also, we won’t like to expose our members, teachers, to some unnecessary health dangers.”

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