Dr Ifegbike Kalu of the Federal Medical Centre Makurdi, Benue State, on Monday stated authorities ought to order faculties to function on shift foundation, amid the surge in circumstances of COVID-19.
Recall that following Federal Authorities’s directive, faculties resumed immediately in most states of the Federation regardless of the spike in circumstances of coronavirus.
The resumption had brought on fears amongst Nigerians over the potential for COVID-19 unfold.
Nonetheless, Dr Kalu in a chat with DAILY POST stated authorities ought to apply the identical strategy used for non secular centres on faculties.
Based on Kalu: “I feel it’s a two sword strategy. If authorities says college students ought to keep at dwelling whereas different actions are happening, this similar college students will nonetheless go to church and markets. So it depends upon what you wish to obtain.
“However in case you are taking a look at decreasing group transmission, then pushing resumption date is in line to 2 or three months just like the Home of Representatives stated.
“Authorities has not been critical with this complete factor. You see authorities asking individuals to go and register for NIN and that’s worse than faculties reopening.
“You see authorities functionaries concerned in all types of ceremonies, contemplating this, you’ll word that college students have stayed at dwelling for too lengthy so if faculties are shut down whereas different occasions are happening, then it’s not truthful.
“If authorities needs to be critical, then they need to direct college students to attend faculties in batches in order that the place just isn’t crowded.
“I’ve not seen something that they’re doing, authorities just isn’t working, they’re simply suggesting faculties ought to resume whereas nothing is working effective.
“Faculties can resume in bits similar approach church buildings had been requested to begin providers.”