14 July 2024

NANS says students will fight if FG postpones January 18th resumption date


The National Association of Nigerian Students, on Wednesday, said students all over the country will fight against any postponement to the January 18 earlier date scheduled for the resumption of schools.

NANS President, Sunday Asefon, stated this in a telephone interview with The Punch.

According to him, the academic environment is more orderly and it makes it possible for the enforcement of all Covid-19 protocols including social distancing, use of face masks, and regular handwashing.

He said the students’ body had ordered its chapters in all tertiary institutions to set up Covid-19 task force teams to enforce all guidelines outlined by the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 and ensure safe reopening of schools.

Asefon said, “We want schools to resume on January 18. Schools are regimented environments and people will follow Covid-19 protocols more in schools than in their houses where there is no organisation. Schools are well-structured and lecturers will enforce social distancing and wearing of face masks in classes. It is strategic.

“We will fight against any further postponement. We have our way of doing things and we will make it known that we are against it.”

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