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Sunday, July 19, 2020

ASUU Supports FG's Decision To Stop WASSCE, Tells FG Not To Reopen Schools Until 2021

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has said it supported the decision of the Federal Government to stop Senior Secondary School 3 pupils from partaking in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination earlier scheduled to commence on August 4,2020.




The union advised the government to shut down schools until 2021 to ensure adequate preparations, citing the case in some countries such as Kenya.


Recall that the Federal Ministry of Education had on Saturday met with officials of the West African Examination Council in Abuja and resolved to announce a new date for the examination.


The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, had also said the government would consult with the four other countries under WAEC to set a new date, while announcing COVID-19 mandatory guidelines for schools which must be kept before July 29.


The ASUU President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, who made the recommendations in an interview with Punch, said no reasonable government would take such chances unless parents would be told to sign an undertaking.


Ogunyemi said, “Look, Kenya has said they have closed all their schools till next year (2021); they too have exams to write. Safety first. If it means closing the schools until next year to safeguard the lives of Nigerian children and safeguard the health of all Nigerians, so be it.


“So, if that will help us to address cases that can lead to increase in mortality, I think Nigerians should go that way and all of us should see reason for it. If they need to cancel admission for the year, it is good for them. Life matters first, people must have life first before they can go to university. Are the universities ready to work now?


“Our position is that they should not experiment with the lives of our children. Nobody can tell; the situation may soon normalise and they can do their exams and there is another opportunity for external candidates around November. So, it’s not as if the door is totally closed.”


From Punch

41 comments:

  1. Nawa o, we still have a longgggg way to go in this country. The thing tire person.

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    1. This is somehow and ASUU wants to be receiving their salaries without working

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    2. But all the meetings on this reopening issue are held online.😂😂😂

      The people clamouring for reopening should hold a real face me I face you meeting make I see.

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    3. Will you allow your kids to go back to school at this time if you're a parent ?
      You all should stop saying nonsense.

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    4. Much as I feel bad for private school teachers, I support ASUU because you can never trust Nigerians not to cut corners in everything just to make more profit.

      Will all these private schools, take their time to monitor these students and put all the needed equipments in place? I doubt if all will. Is the government ready to spend money for the unity schools and other government schools to put all the needed equipments in place before resumption? I don't think so either. It is better to leave children at home to continue online classes while the stakeholders put the necessary equipments in place even if it means on 2021. Government should meet with WAEC so that the exams can be postponed. It is better late than sorry.

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  2. This is rubbish, ASUU you guys didn't do well.
    I know school will not resume this year again.

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  3. The way these ones are talking,one would think they have our best interest at heart.

    Inside of them they are happy that they will be sitting at home and getting salaries.

    I just wish we never had this covid in the first place

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  4. I support this.

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    1. Only stupid people will go against it.

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    2. Don you're a very crass person 🙄
      You always type like a teenager exploring puberty .

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    3. Everything is fight to this boy @don. Tueh

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    4. Old man Don, why are u dis rude and full of insults? Is dis wat an old man of ur age should be typing? Better act ur age, rada rada

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  5. They are supporting FG's decision because they are receiving their salaries while staying at home. Supposing the FG adopts a 'no work no pay' policy, they would start crying wolf and threatening to go on strike.

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    1. Will they be paid salaries, can't studies/ lectures be done online? why make students miss a whole year🦋

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  6. ASUU sef,but they are still on strike naw..well until their salaries stop coming, they would change mouth by force.

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  7. we have a Long way to go as a country

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  8. But covid 19 is virulent and dangerous epidemics no one prepared for. In most Western world they did not write their GCSCE too. So is not only in Nigeria. Oxford and Cambridge University will not reopen until 2021. So it is an unprecedented time which all needs to be careful, this should not be about sentiment. Because no a single known drug has been found for this ravaging virus,it is only when you are alive and healthy that you can progress and prosper.

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  9. Life is the most essential thing now.This is a good step for me.

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    1. Yes @Mummy boys,it's a good step indeed. The thought of sending my kids back to school with this covid- ish is giving me nightmares. When there is life first, every other thing will follow.

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  10. Any reasonable parents will know it's dangerous to let their kids go out there at this time.
    Most of you complaining don't have kids or know the pain of losing someone to an avoidable situation like this Coronavirus thing.
    No sane country will open school right now, even parents in America said they are not letting their kids out.
    When problem happen, it's the de government una go blame. Una go sit down for una house dey talk rubbish.
    School will open at the right time..

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    1. Don I agree with you 💯. I government has failed us no doubt but are we going to put innocent lives at risk just because of money? They are shouting that students should be allowed to write WAEC. All the boarding schools how do they manage? This is a great lesson to the government to begin to adopt distance learning in full scale not the type in Nigeria where students still have to go to the Study Centres for registration, clearance and examination. Let it be strictly online. Introduce it as a course and let teachers be trained on how to move teaching online.

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    2. Even if school reopen today my daughter is not going anywhere till further notice. They should leave school till next year abeg

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    3. So how about the elections that will hold. The poor people's children will be the ones to come out and vote i guess. All these double standards should please stop

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    4. I TEACH...It's not EASY/FUNNY but trust me I will not put me or my kids out there for COVID CONSUMPTION...SHIKENA!!

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  11. In that case, non-payment of salary for private school teachers like me continues?
    O!Lord I am tired. Open a new door for me.😩

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    1. It's well with you CHY,God will definitely come through for you.

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    2. I weak oh,rent sef na expiry e dy so.mk una talk beta cos na roast we dy.

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  12. I support this, I'm so scared imagining my little nephew going back to school this period with no one to control him

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  13. Safety first, I know. But Nigeria is not working.
    All the money they loot from left, right and center is enough to implement certain measures to ensure safety in schools. The children are equally missing a lot too.

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    1. @Chinaza, I understand how you feel but it's not all students that are missing out. I wish your school adopted the online schooling. My kids' school did and they have been able to cover the third term study schedule to a large extent. Google classrooms and zoom are great tools for teaching, it may not be 100% as effective as sitting in a physical classroom but it has gone a long way to keep the children busy and tutors get paid. I hope things look up for you. Keep your head up.

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    2. My kids are very busy at home apart from the one in the UNI, the rest are doing their online classes, you will only hear from them when they are hungry.

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  14. Government should stop paying their salaries so that they can have a taste of what their colleagues in private universities are experiencing.

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  15. I also don't think it is wise to open schools now because they are not equipped to manage this epidermic.
    How many schools can afford bottles of disinfectants and do they have enough space for social distancing in classes? I would be very worried if my kids were to attend school in such vulnerable conditions.

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  16. I am in support of this. My child is not going to school even it opens.

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  17. All decisions made boils down to selfish interest...na today dem dey decide?
    Even in 2021,Nigeria government will not take any reasonable measure to control this pandemic.
    I will just say "God is faithful" to His own.

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  18. Can a dead child go to school.Whatever decisions we take,our first priority should be our children.

    I for one,will not allow my children even if schools reopen.I'm not taking chances

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  19. My darling Nnukwu nwanyi and Safe Haven,I sincerely appreciate you both.
    Wait o...Nnukwu nwanyi do you mean that you have a child in the Uni?🤭🤭
    You don't even look like a married woman in the pic I saw for face of IHN sometime ago. You are beautiful.🌹❤️

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