National Vice President of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, NAPPS, South-South, Dr Akpeme Ochukwu, has faulted the compulsory fumigation of schools before resumption as directed by the state governments, stressing that it does not kill COVID-19.
Recall that the Delta State government announced that final year students in secondary schools should resume academic activities to enable them prepare for their external exams ahead.
Akpeme who is the proprietor of Classical International School, Delta State, told Vanguard that he sees no reason why the state government is saying that all schools must be fumigated knowing fully well that it has no correlation with COVID-19.
He lamented that since the lockdown occasioned by the COVID-19, the Federal and state governments have not deemed it fit to assist private schools proprietors which he said have reduced the level of unemployment in the country.
“As a stakeholder in the education industry, and as someone who has travelled wide, I can tell you categorically that fumigation has no correlation with COVID-19. It does not kill COVID-19. So I see no reason why the government is emphasizing on it. I am doing it now just to fulfil all righteousness, if not I have done it before.
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