COVID-19: Mixed reactions as Yemi Alade says universities shouldn't open

COVID-19: Mixed reactions as Yemi Alade says universities shouldn't open

- Singer Yemi Alade took to social media to talk about opening universities

- The singer said allowing students to resume during the second wave of COVID-19 is not a wise decision

- Yemi noted that universities should only open if the government can provide free tests and safety kits for students

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Nigerian students have reacted to a recent tweet by singer Yemi Alade over school resumption as the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic hits the country.

Taking to her Twitter page, the Johnny crooner stated that she doesn't think that universities should open yet.

According to her, there is a new strain. Yemi noted that if schools are to open, every returning student must be offered free covid tests, sanitisers, facemasks, and overalls.

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Yemi Alade says universities should not open due to COVID-19. Photos: @yemialade
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Noting how crowded classrooms in Nigerian universities can be, the singer asked how possible it is for 100 people to practice social distancing.

Yemi said she's confused as to how the government wants universities to open without providing safety kits for students.

As expected, the singer's tweet got different reactions from Nigerian students who are mostly concerned. While some supported her opinion, others said they cannot continue to stay at home.

Read some comments below:

@CEOOlinestores agreed with Yemi, noting that most youths have been safe because they've been indoors.

@YungmafiaS noted that the government has to ensure that students will be safe before they resume.

Below are comments from people who disagreed with Yemi.

@blinx_kelly said schools should reopen no matter the situation.

@TimBrownian noted that markets, hotels, and churches are opened but students are denied from going to school.

@Joy_Abbey_ disagreed with Yemi, noting that coronavirus started after she got admission to school in 2019 after eight years of searching for one.

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In other news, earlier reported that Yemi Alade replied to a man who said her songs aren't as popular as others.

The Twitter user called Ayo stated that he has never heard anyone request the singer's songs. According to him, it is only on TV that people remember that she exists.

The singer told the Twitter user to focus on himself. According to her, God is blessing her steadily.

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