COVID-19: Polytechnic lecturers warn against resumption of schools

COVID-19: Polytechnic lecturers warn against resumption of schools

- Polytechnic lecturers in Nigeria have warned the federal government against reopening tertiary institutions due to the coronavirus

- The lecturers warned that there are no provisions to meet COVID-19 precautionary guidelines in their campuses

- The president of the lecturers union, Anderson Ezeibe, made their position known during an interview on Tuesday, September 8

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Polytechnic lecturers in Nigeria under the aegis of the Academic Staff of Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) have warned the federal government against reopening tertiary institutions due to the coronavirus.

The union noted that there are no provisions to meet COVID-19 precautionary guidelines in universities, polytechnics and colleges of education if there is an outbreak of the virus on campus.

The president of ASUP, Anderson Ezeibe, made the position of the union known during an interview with Premium Times on Tuesday, September 8.

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COVID-19: Polytechnic lecturers warn against resumption of schools

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 had given a hint that schools would be opened soon. Photo Credit: @NigeriaGov
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“The government simply wants to turn students and lecturers into guinea pigs. Let there be stakeholders’ meetings for conclusion on resumption. This is the best solution,” he said.

Meanwhile, a recent report by Legit.ng's regional reporter in Imo, Victor Duru, noted that while many students continue to rue the pains of the health crisis, for Miss Goodness Mbah Chinenye, it has been a blessing in disguise.

In a chat with Legit.ng, Chinenye, a 300 level student of Library and Information Science of Imo state University, Owerri, revealed that the coronavirus pandemic had taught her how to utilise her beauty influencing/make-up artistry potentials which she now profits from.

In a related development, a math teacher in Lagos identified as Basirat Olamide has devised a means to teach Nigerian and international students amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Nigerian woman offers free mathematics classes online via Twitter, WhatsApp and Instagram with more than 1,800 Nigerian and international students at various levels partaking in her online classes.

In another development, a new study published by the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that coronavirus can be spread in aeroplanes by asymptomatic carriers.

The study which was in the CDC Journal of Emerging Infectious Diseases was carried out by scientists who were headed by Dr Sung Hwan Bae which used an evacuation flight from Milan, Italy to Seoul, South Korea in March as its basis.

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