Thursday, October 29, 2020

Ondo state residents hail approval for schools’ resumption but urge stakeholders to protect the children

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Major Stakeholders in the education sector in Ondo state including the Nigerian Union of Teachers, Academic staff Union of secondary schools and parents have lauded the pronouncement by the state government that schools should re-open on Monday.

Orange FM’s Opeoluwa Oludare who spoke to some of union leaders and parents reports that everyone is on the same page about the safety of the children.

Having spent about seven months at home, the state government has directed Public and Primary schools in the state to resume academic activities

Chairman of the state inter-ministerial committee on Covid-19, Professor Adesegun Fatusi said the decision followed a significant progress in the fight against Corona Virus in the state.

Speaking on the development, the NUT state Chairman, Mr. Victor Amoko and his ASUSS Counterpart, Mr.Tajudeen Balogun described the pronouncement as a welcome development.

They noted that teachers are prepared to receive and teach the students.

They however expressed reservations on the bushy state of public schools with an appeal to government to ensure that the environment of each school is made safe before students resume.

Also Mr Olusanya Gabriel expressed urgent need for stakeholders to meet minds before full commencement of academic activities to ensure that list grounds are covered properly.

The proprietor of a private school Mrs Bolajoko Alabi said all private schools in the state are ready for academic work.

Some parents Interviewed expressed readiness to mobilize their children for the resumption.