Dr Ifegbike Kalu of the Federal Medical Centre Makurdi, Benue State, on Monday stated authorities ought to order colleges to function on shift foundation, amid the surge in circumstances of COVID-19.
Recall that following Federal Authorities’s directive, colleges resumed immediately in most states of the Federation regardless of the spike in circumstances of coronavirus.
The resumption had precipitated fears amongst Nigerians over the potential of COVID-19 unfold.
Nevertheless, Dr Kalu in a chat with DAILY POST stated authorities ought to apply the identical method used for non secular centres on colleges.
In line with Kalu: “I believe it’s a two sword method. If authorities says college students ought to keep at dwelling whereas different actions are happening, this similar college students will nonetheless go to church and markets. So it relies on what you need to obtain.
“However if you’re lowering neighborhood transmission, then pushing resumption date is in line to 2 or three months just like the Home of Representatives stated.
“Authorities has not been severe with this entire factor. You see authorities asking folks to go and register for NIN and that’s worse than colleges reopening.
“You see authorities functionaries concerned in all types of ceremonies, contemplating this, you’ll word that college students have stayed at dwelling for too lengthy so if colleges are shut down whereas different occasions are happening, then it’s not truthful.
“If authorities needs to be severe, then they need to direct college students to attend colleges in batches in order that the place shouldn’t be crowded.
“I’ve not seen something that they’re doing, authorities shouldn’t be working, they’re simply suggesting colleges ought to resume whereas nothing is working high quality.
“Colleges can resume in bits similar manner church buildings had been requested to begin providers.”