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COVID-19: ASUU accuses Buhari govt of abysmal failure over school resumption date

The Tutorial Employees Union of Universities, ASUU, College of Calabar, UNICAL, department, has accused the federal authorities of abysmal failure in making certain a conducive setting for these within the educational sector.

Dr Edor J. Edor, the ASUU Chairman of UniCal mentioned the assertion of the Nigerian authorities concerning faculties resuming on January 18, 2021, was a sign of presidency’s failure.

Recall that the Minister of Schooling, Adamu Adamu had mentioned authorities was reviewing the January 18 resumption date.

Adamu had mentioned the resumption date was underneath evaluation because of the spike within the figures of COVID-19 instances throughout the nation.

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Nonetheless, Edor in a chat with DAILY POST mentioned: “Having regards to the absymal and shameful failure of the federal authorities to place in place infrastructure of public universities in different to make them conducive for studying and educating, the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 on Monday mentioned resumption is underneath evaluation.

“It is a clear admission of federal authorities’s failure to do the needful in public universities.

“If now we have condusive lecture theatres, conducive hostels, conducive workplaces and infrastructure, if they’ve potential water, have extraordinary faucets as one of many COVID-19 protocols is saying that wash your hand steadily with cleaning soap underneath operating water earlier than sanitising then why will the federal authorities be shifting resumption of colleges.

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“They know that these issues are usually not in place, so it will likely be unsafe for college kids, educational and non educational employees to return again to highschool within the face of the spike of the brand new and resilient variance of the COVID-29 virus.

“This could ship a sign to members of the forth property of the realm, to folks, to Nigerians that what ASUU has been drumming by asking federal authorities to inject funds into the revitalization of universities, COVID-19 has come to put it bear.

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“We are actually confronted face-to-face with the actual fact of the depth of poverty and pluacity of infrastructure in public universities.

“After all, ASUU has suspended strike so proper now now we have picked up our device which we downed on March 23, 2020 and we’re able to work however federal authorities is saying we must always maintain on, we will’t return to work as a result of it’s dangerous.”

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