COVID-19: Nigerians want schools to resume - Poll reveals

COVID-19: Nigerians want schools to resume - Poll reveals

- Most Nigerians want schools to resume despite the coronavirus pandemic

- A poll carried out by Legit.ng indicates the majority of the respondents are in support of schools resuming

- The poll was carried out on leading social media platforms - Facebook and Twitter on Tuesday, July 28

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A poll carried out by Legit.ng indicates most Nigerians want schools to resume as soon as possible despite the increase in coronavirus cases.

The poll was carried out on leading social media platforms - Facebook and Twitter on Tuesday, July 28.

Nigerians were asked if schools should be allowed to resume especially with the federal government recently approving some secondary school classes to resume.

On Legit.ng Facebook page which has over 4 million followers, 77% of 3,500 respondents voted for a yes, while 23% of the respondents voted for a no.

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On Legit.ng Twitter page with over 700, 000 followers, 70.8% of the respondents voted for a yes, while 22% respondents voted for a no.

Some of the respondents on Facebook also commented in the comment section of the poll to express their thoughts on the issue.

Elvis Agbonifo wrote: “Those school children have been going to market to help their parents sell goods and they've not contacted the so-called virus. There shouldn't be any debate about this in the first place. Please allow our children to go back to school. The failures and corruption in government is worse than any virus they should deal with that first.”

Oche Samuel Anyebe wrote: “All schools should be allowed to open. We are tired of NCDC live scores... enough is enough oo.”

Oladele Akinbile wrote: “Nigeria educational system was bad before the pandemic and now worse during COVID 19. Majority of the children are now learning vocational training through an apprenticeship scheme. I am very sure only a few pupils will be back to school whenever the pandemic is over. Please let the pupils get back to school. He who opens a school closes the doors prison.”

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Songo Amos wrote: “Markets and worship centres are opened, these places are more disorganized than school setting, besides we don't trust anything with letter "C" in Nigeria anymore. NCDC, NDDC, EFCC, APC.”

Enape Naomi wrote: “Please open the schools and stop all this education hoarding that's going on in our country.”

On Twitter, Micah Ehud Monday wrote: “Remember that there is no scientific evidence that shows that the lives of children of school age are threatened by COVID 19. In the over 40,000. How many kids are there? it's the senior who are vulnerable citizens that need to be protected not kids who are mostly asymptomatic.”

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Meanwhile, the federal government has announced plans to carry out COVID-19 tests for five million Nigerian farmers across the country.

This was disclosed by the minister of agriculture and rural development, Sabo Nanono, on Tuesday, July 21.

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