Students of tertiary institutions in the country are mounting pressure on the federal government to announce a date for the resumption of schools within two weeks or face massive protests. The ultimatum was given by groups comprising the National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS), National Association of University Students (NAUS) and National Association of Colleges of Education Students (NANCES), at a virtual meeting, The Guardian reported.
They called on the minister of education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, to reconsider the participation of Nigerian students in the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE). The groups insisted that the exams can be written while observing social distancing and other safety protocols, They noted that it doesn’t seem like coronavirus would be eradicated anytime some. The students asked the government also to stop salaries of university teachers and other officials for advocating the continued closure of schools without proffering solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic.