NANS Gives FG Two Weeks Ultimatum To Reopen Tertiary Institutions, Or Face Nationwide Protest
By Chinenye Festus:-
Students under the aegis of National Association of University Students (NAUS), National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS) and National Association of College of Education Students (NANCES), During their virtual meeting on Sunday, August 16, said they have given the federal government a two-week ultimatum to reopen schools nationwide as their refusal to reopen tertiary institutions across the country due to the Covid-19 will lead to a nationwide protest.
Speaking further on the planned protest, NANCES president Mahmud Abubakar said the students will stage a protest at the Federal Ministry of Education building in Abuja before marching to the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) secretariats in their various states, the students insisted that its high time the government reopens schools as they have exercised enough patience.
These were the words of Mr. Abubakar, “The agitation is still one, which is the re-opening of our campuses. We just want to hear from the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, the date for resumption, as we are more open to the deadly coronavirus at home than on campus, and an idle mind is the devil’s workshop,”
“Our institutions have been placed under lock and key for good six months with the claim of preventing the spread of COVID-19 on campuses. As much as we appreciate the government for the acclaimed love, we condemn in totality the continued closure of our institutions,”
NAPS president, Sunday Asuku said, adding that necessary agencies have been notified.