Nigeria Labour Congress & Others Say No to Resumption of Schools

The joint labour unions have decried plans by the federal and state governments to reopen schools, saying the choice is hasty and should not bode nicely for the nation at massive.


The unions made this enchantment on the weekend after a digital joint assembly of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) affiliate unions within the training sector.

Among those that participated on the assembly embrace the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities and Associated Institutions (NASU), Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU), Senior Staff


Association of Polytechnics (SSANIP), Senior Staff Union of in Colleges of Education, Nigeria (SSUCOEN), National Association of Academic Technologist (NAAT), Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) and the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP).

In a communiqué signed behalf of the unions by the NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, they famous with concern the social and financial implications of the outbreak of novel coronavirus everywhere in the world which has impaired human actions due to the lockdown measures, which additionally precipitated the closure of schools.


While expressing worries over the rising incidences of the an infection throughout the nation and the dearth of instructional infrastructures in Nigeria’s establishments of studying, which is succesful of undermining the bodily distance protocol of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the assembly noticed that some acutely aware measures want to be mapped and put in place earlier than re-opening schools within the nation.

The unions famous that authorities ought to carry all stakeholders within the major and secondary training sub-sector comprising the unions, the Nigeria Union of Teachers, Parent Teachers Association (PTA), Committee of Vice-Chancellors/Provosts of Polytechnics and Colleges of Educations, All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCPSS) to deliberate on the way in which ahead on the necessity to re-open schools.


“There is want to revisit the outsourcing coverage of safety personnel and cleaners, particularly in establishments of greater studying to allow the establishments to have full management of the safety personnel and cleaners, as personal cleaners and safety personnel can not assure the well being and security of workers and college students.

Apparently, there’s a want for growth of school rooms to guarantee observance of the social distancing protocol.”

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