- The chancellor of the Oduduwa University, Dr Ramon Adedoyin, has advised the Nigerian government not to reopen schools yet
- Adedoyin said schools and religious gatherings should only be reopened when a permanent solution is found to the Covid-19 pandemic
- The varsity chancellor said teachers should ask themselves if they are ready to unnecessarily put themselves at risk if schools are reopened
The chancellor of the Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu, Osun state, Dr Ramon Adedoyin, has advised the government not to reopen schools, churches, and mosques until a permanent solution is found to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Adedoyin said reopening of schools and religious gatherings without having a cure or vaccine for coronavirus would bring about problems for the country, The Nation reports.
He also noted that there were certain posers to be answered by teachers, school owners, parents as well as those at the helms before the thought of opening schools.
“Teachers should ask themselves if they are ready to unnecessarily put themselves at risk in their daily interactions with students while teaching and even while marking scripts without any risk allowances or compensations to their families in case they die from contracting Covid-19 from work,” he said.
This was disclosed by the Chairman of the Sokoto state taskforce committee on COVID-19, Dr Ali Inname.
Speaking at a news conference in Sokoto, Inname who is also the state’s commissioner for health said as of Friday, June 5, there was no patient at the isolation centre in the state.
The chairman who disclosed that the state had recorded 14 deaths, noted that the index case was recorded on April 19, with 731 samples collected, while 655 contacts completed the 14 days of follow up.
According to him, the committee received 839 alerts from across the state and all of them were investigated.
He said the patients were from eight local government areas of the state. The patient population had 85% males.
The commissioner added that the committee would continue its activities as many test results were still pending.
He said testing of suspected patients would continue.
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