The Association of Operators of Private Colleges of Education in Nigeria (AOPCOEN) has appealed to the federal government to reopen privately owned colleges of education for academic activities.
The association in a letter jointly signed by its chairman, Professor David Bamigbose and secretary, Mallam Idris, dated Wednesday, July 29 and addressed to the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, lamented that the closure of schools had brought untold hardships on both academic and non- academic staff of the institutions.
AOPCOEN said: “Our staff and students have been subjected to untold hardships due to redundancy occasioned by the temporary closure. The popular adage says: “Idle hands are devil’s workshop.
“We have always prided ourselves with consistence in our academics calendar which is one of the selling points of private colleges of education in Nigeria.
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