27 July 2020 by Abdullahi jalaluddeen
The National Association of Nigerian students, NANS, has appealed to the Federal Government to expidite action in ensuring that schools were reopened nation wide.
The Secretary General, Zone A of the Association, Abdullahi Salisu made the call while briefing journalists in Kano.
Salisu who described education as the bedrock for meaningful development in any society said the union was disturbed over the delay in reopening schools.
He maintained that after due consultation with security agencies the association stopped its planned protest on the delay of reopening of schools across the federation.
“We consider it unwise for government to countinue keeping our schools closed,while lifting embargo on domestic air travels and plans for conduct of elections were on”
“It is unbelievable that government had approved the reopening of viewing centers, eateries,and markets while schools where the common man would access education remain closed”
The Secretary General appealed to the Federal Government to revisit its decesion on reopening of schools,and stop the arrest and detention of students who protest in demand for their rights as it happened in Bauchi State.
He further explained that government should come up with guidelines on how to open schools,saying NANS would abide by the terms and conditions government comes up with.
The Association assured Nigerian students that through the cooperation of security agencies and stakeholders,they would explore all legal ways with a view to ensuring that schools were reopened.