The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has revealed that tertiary institutions across the country are not yet prepared for a safe reopening on January 18 amid the ongoing coronavirus scare.
Universities across the nation had taken a break from academic activities due to both the COVID-19 pandemic and the just suspended ASUU strike.
However, the union has stated that the government has to put measures in place for the safe reopening of the schools to guarantee the safety of its members who are willing to return to classes.
The union chairman at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta FUNAAB, Dr. Adebayo Oni revealed that at the moment facilities have not been put in place to ensure the safety of staff and students in his university.
“The lecture halls are overcrowded. As of today, in my own campus, I have not seen any facility for hand washing Who is to provide sanitisers? Do you expect lecturers to provide sanitisers for themselves? Fumigation of the environment from time to time should be done, How do you cope with students surge and the challenge of power supply?
“It is definitely a threat to the resumption of academic activities. The fact is that under this circumstance and looking at the threat of the figure, going physical with students would be more disastrous. Conducting physical session, physical lectures with students would be more disastrous. He stated.