In a bid to curb the Pandemic spread in the country, the govt efforts concerning students resumption date have been tagged unseriousness by NANS
The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS has described the situation in a way that the federal government is hiding under the guise of pandemic to deny children of the masses the right to Education.
In respect to the continued closure of schools across the country, due to this pandemic Coronavirus, the secretary general of the association (Zone A), in person of Abdullah Saleh, disclosed that this situation would plunge the future of the country into a sorry state as times goes on.
The zone A of the association consist of Kano, Jigawa, Katsina, Sokoto, Zamfara, Kebbu, Niger, Kaduna, Bauchi and Gombe states.
According to a press conference released earlier today, he expressed dismay over the government decision to lift suspension on air travels, viewing centres, eateries and market and even plan to conduct elections, without putting into consideration the reopening of schools in the country.
According to him, some countries with higher rates of infections than Nigeria had considered reopening their educational institutions, but described the situation as “a sheer insensitivity and callousness exhibited by Nigerian government to it’s younger generation”.
He bessech the federal government to stop beating round the bush and disclose the resumption date in which the schools would be reopened.
While expressing his heartfelt concern about the state of some students and pupils who are already getting negativity influenced in the society, Mr Saleh lamented that the continued closure of schools might lead to an increase in the number of out-of-school children in most parts of the country.
He further added that some of those they mingle with are drug addicts who can easily influence them negatively, and this is of great concern to the association.
We are worried, while the government are trying to reduce the number of out-of-school children, others are probably going to join them, he added.