By Deborah Mustapha
In a bid to continue academic learning, the Students’ Union of Universities, Nigeria has written open letter to Federal government of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, and Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 to consider reopening of schools with immediate effect.
Recently, the SUG of Nigeria sent letter to the Federal government as #SaveNigerianStudents trends on social media.
Recall that for about five months, schools include, Primary, Secondary and Tertiary have been lockdown nationwide and students are made to stay home compulsorily as Covid-19 pandemic ravages the country and worldwide.
Following the trends and open letter written by the office of National Public Relations Officer Council of SUG, Nigeria, they revealed that students across the country are tired of the compulsory stay back at home, said below.
“Firstly, we appreciate the effort of Mr President and the Covid-19 Presidential Task Force over the fight of the virus.
“However, we are using this medium to tell the Federal government and the Presidential Task Force to consider and reconsider reopening of schools and set out guidelines to curb the spread of the virus as students resume schools”.
The letter further addressed that the compulsory stay at home has led many female students to be raped in daily basis and made students to join groups which are not societal friendly as a result of being idle.
“It was also recorded by the Minister of Women Affairs and Societal Development that rape cases during lockdown is about 3600. We are worried and afraid as studies have keep us busy, engaged and responsible in the society.
“It is unfair to come up with guidelines to curb the virus for markets and Airports, which are directly or indirectly the interest of the government and treat the Education of Nigeria with ZERO CONCERN and utmost disregard”, the letter read.
Nevertheless, the Council thereby urged Mr President and the Covid-19 Presidential Task Force to hasten the guidelines for schools reopening nationwide without further delay.