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COVID-19: Schools not yet safe for students, teachers – Group tells Buhari

The Community for Democracy and Improvement (NDD), has warned that colleges are nonetheless not protected for college students and lecturers to renew, on account of poor preventive measures put in place to sort out coronavirus pandemic within the nation.

NDD stated it was unlucky that the Presidential process drive on COVID-19 introduced Monday, 18 January as resumption date for colleges when the nation is experiencing a rise within the variety of Coronavirus pandemic circumstances.

The group throughout a digital press convention held on Sunday decried the plans by instructional establishments throughout the nation to
resume tutorial actions with out satisfactory security measures to include the devastating impacts of the second wave of COVID-19.

Nationwide Coordinator of NDD, Mr. Tajudeen Alabede whereas talking, stated it was discomforting that the federal authorities has not gone past merely issuing statements and inspiring colleges to watch COVID-19 protocols.

He added that the federal and state governments have left the hapless college students, pupils and employees, to their destiny as satisfactory security measures weren’t put in place by the federal government to include the unfold of the illness.

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He famous that as a substitute of a common resumption, there may have been a well-coordinated phased resumption in a method that might stop overcrowding within the establishments.

Alabede stated, “The implications of poorly regulated resumption plans amidst the rising circumstances of COVID-19 could also be catastrophic.

“Nigeria has witnessed a devastating influence of the second wave of COVID-19,
together with the dying of some high-profile residents up to now few weeks.

“NDD is, due to this fact, alarmed by the plans by instructional establishments throughout the nation to
resume tutorial actions with out satisfactory security measures.

“NDD considers this inappropriate as the first responsibility of any authorities is the safety and wellbeing of the residents”.”It’s an irony that, whereas the plan for colleges to renew is shifting at a excessive velocity, the identical governments are vigorously campaigning towards massive gatherings. That that is happening towards the background of insecurity throughout the nation makes it all of the extra indefensible.

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‘What NDD expects is for the Authorities in any respect ranges to treat COVID-19 as a nationwide emergency which might demand that affected sectors are supplied with all the required help that they want to deal with the influence of the pandemic”.

“Within the minimal, the Authorities ought to take into account offering amenities for digital courses, deploying well being and safety personnel to colleges to deal with emergencies, offering hand sanitisers and masks to college students and employees, offering testing amenities for obligatory testing of all college students and employees and organising isolation centres in all Native Governments. We commend the College of Ilorin and some different establishments which have correctly articulated their phased resumption plans.

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“The schooling sector embraces the most important share of residents – from kindergarten to postgraduate courses. It’s a sector that’s most affected by COVID-19 pandemic”.

He famous that for nearly a yr that the nation has been battling with COVID-19, the nation is but to reap the benefits of the
pandemic and its attendant adverse results to radically overhaul the affected sectors, particularly, schooling, well being and agriculture, to deliver them in compliance with the brand new realities.

“Nearly one yr after the index case of COVID-19 was recorded in Nigeria, we appear to not have learnt many classes. The nation is but to reap the benefits of the pandemic and its attendant adverse results to radically overhaul the affected sectors, particularly, schooling, well being and agriculture.

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