COVID-19: Is phased resumption by students solution to keeping universities running?
WITH the decision by somestate governments to reopen tertiary institutions owned by them, students in universities, polytechnics and colleges of education who have been at home since March this year now have the hope of continuing their studies.
The institutions were at various stages of their academic sessions before all schools were closed by the Federal Government following the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease in the country.
However, during the lockdown, many suggestions were made as to how schools at all levels in the country could continue to functions, one of which was that students could resume in batches.
With the Lagos State Government blazing the trail in the reopening of tertiary Institutions in the country, agitation in some quarters that the approach be adopted by other states and the FG, has heightened.
To those in support of adopting tbe step, it would help the system to continue in the face of the challenges posed by the pandemic.
Vanguard spoke to some stakeholders in the sector on the appropriateness or otherwise of the action.
The stakeholders were the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS and the National Parent Teacher Association of Nigeria, NAPTAN. They expressed different views about on the issue.
Source: Vanguard Newspaper