- A media aide to the governor of Kano, Salihu Tanko Yakasai has explained why Kano state has not permitted the reopening of schools
- Yakasai said that the Kano state government was waiting for clearance from the federal government before it permits the reopening of schools
- Yakasai made the explanation when responding to a question from a twitter user
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje's media aide, Salihu Tanko Yakasai has disclosed that the Kano state government will reopen schools once it gets clearance from the federal government.
Yakasai, also commonly known as Dawisu explained on Twitter that the Kano government was waiting for clearance from the federal government before it allows schools in the sate to reopen.
According to the aide, the state government lacks the powers to permit schools to reopen without the approval of the federal government.
Yakasai made the explanation when a twitter user asked why Kano state with only 70 active COVID-19 cases was yet to reopen schools.
In another report, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has urged the federal government only reopen schools when the proper COVID-19 precautionary guidelines have been put in place in academic institutions.
The University of Ibadan chapter of ASUU in a statement on Sunday, September 6, warned that reopening schools, especially universities without proper COVID-19 safety measures could pose some health risks.
The chairman of the chapter, Prof Ayo Akinwole said tertiary institutions are overcrowded, noting that many public schools are simply not social-distancing compliant.
Meanwhile, as the cases of COVID-19 continue to decrease, the Ogun state government has announced Monday, September 21, for the reopening of schools across the state.
Legit.ng reports that the news was broken by Kunle Somorin, the chief press secretary to Governor Dapo Abiodun, via a thread of tweets.
The statement that the resumption and closing hours for primary and secondary schools would be staggered while colleges and tertiary institutions have full normal hours.
Still on education news, primary school teachers in Abuja have been directed not to resume classes anytime schools are reopened for academic activities.
The directive was given by the Abuja chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), on Saturday, September 5, Daily Trust reported.
The chairman of the chapter, Comrade Stephen Knabayi said the union gave the directive following the failure of the area council chairmen to pay the minimum wage of the teachers.
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