By Joseph Jibueze
The Anap Basis COVID-19 Suppose Tank mentioned on Sunday that the Federal Authorities ought to have delayed the partial reopening of faculties.
It believes the federal government ought to attend till there’s a reversal locally unfold of COVID-19, which is but to hit its peak.
The Presidential Activity Drive on COVID-19 final Monday introduced that pupils who’re to go to new lessons might resume. Lago State mentioned colleges might resume on August three for graduating lessons.
The Anap Suppose Tank, in an announcement by its Chairman Atedo Peterside and Vice-Chairman Abubakar Mohammed, mentioned some colleges might not have the assets to implement the hygiene protocols.
The assertion reads: “The Anap Suppose Tank, nonetheless, views with nice concern the proposal to reopen colleges for graduating college students. The science and knowledge reveal that the pandemic is presently on the group transmission section and remains to be approaching its peak.
“Having faculty youngsters from totally different properties collect in enclosed school rooms and interacting intently for lengthy hours at this stage of our epidemic will, in our opinion, portend nice hazard for the pupils, their academics and their instant households.
“We, subsequently, attraction to the federal government and all stakeholders concerned to train warning and comply with the science of the illness as established, to keep away from exposing the inhabitants to large-scale COVID-19 infections.
“Allow us to not discover ourselves within the scenario of nations like Israel and South Africa which have needed to reverse their untimely faculty reopening, on account of extreme spikes in an infection amongst the pupils, workers and their households.
“We urge that opening of faculties be delayed for just a few extra weeks to see our COVID-19 epidemic peak and start to reverse, earlier than embarking on any faculty reopening plans, even for graduating lessons. That is present world finest apply.”