#COVID19: Shehu Sani Warns States To Reconsider Reopening Of Schools

by on June 18, 2020

Ex-lawmaker, Shehu Sani has reacted to plans by some state governors to reopen schools despite increasing Coronavirus cases in Nigeria.

Boss Mustapha, Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, on Monday advised states rushing to reopen schools to apply caution, adding that the current situation of COVID-19 in the country does not in any way support such initiative.

Ben Ayade, Governor of Cross River State, had sometime last week ordered the gradual reopening of schools across the state from June 16, 2020.

Sani, who was reacting via his official Twitter handle, warned states to consider the lives of children in congested public schools before making such decisions.

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“States in a rush to reopen schools should seriously consider the lives of the multitude of children in congested public school,” he tweeted.

He also expressed disappointment over the continuous neglect of the use of face masks and social distancing by Nigerians despite the increasing number of cases recorded daily.

Sani added: “It’s a fact today, many people have completely ignored face masks & social distancing since the lifting of the lockdown. No lessons learnt.”

Meanwhile, the regime has announced that schools running an international curriculum, will be allowed to write their third term exams online. 

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