- The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Lagos state chapter, has said it is not in support of the reopening of schools
- The chairman of the NUT in Lagos state, Adesina Adedoyin, made the disclosure
- Adedoyin called for the state governments and the federal government to take a uniform position on the reopening of schools
The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Lagos state chapter, has said it is opposed to the reopening of schools due to the rising cases of COVID-19.
The chairman of the NUT in Lagos state, Adesina Adedoyin, made the disclosure when reacting to the decision of the south-west governors to commence the West African Senior Secondary Examinations (WASSCE) in August.
Adedoyin who faulted the move by the governors cited the rising COVID-19 cases and the limited testing centres available in the state as a cause for concern, This Day reported.
He called for the state governments and the federal government to take a uniform position on the reopening of schools.
“It is people who are alive that can write examinations and use certificates for further studies. What is paramount now are the children, he said.
According to Adedoyin, COVID-19 cases might increase if schools are reopened.
Meanwhile, a report by the Nigerian Tribune has indicated that the private school owners in the country said some parents of their students, who registered for 2020 West African Senior Secondary School Examination (WASSCE) being conducted by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), have started asking for the refund of their children's registration fees for the exam.
Legit.ng gathered that the school owners also noted that the parents have asked for the refund of their children's registration fees for the National Examinations Council (NECO).
The newspaper hinted that the parents were doing this based on the uncertainty that is now surrounding the conduct of the two exams as the federal government has pulled out all the 104 unity school students nationwide from participating in WASSCE, which is already scheduled to commence on August 3.
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