Professor Muhammed Mustapha Akanbi, SAN, the Vice-Chancellor of Kwara State University, Malete, has sent an appeal to the Federal Government to speed up action on the total reopening of schools nationwide.
“The earlier students go back to school, the better, as the public should learn to live with the COVID-19 by complying with safety guidelines,” Akanbi said.
“Government has taken a bold and good step by allowing some particular sets of students to resume.
“Some have been supporting online teaching and examinations, but we can never compare physical learning with virtual online system.
“The pandemic has posed a challenge to us, it is affecting private universities, some of them are sacking workers presently,” he said.
“We are currently at home, because of the COVID-19 and government’s directive.
“If you ask me now, I will tell you that universities should be reopened immediately,” he stated.
Akanbi said Kwara State University is ready for resumption.
“We are already fumigating our facilities, both in Malete and Ilorin.
“We have been doing online lectures for classes with a large number of students’ population.
“For those with sizeable numbers, we have made plans to maintain physical distancing of two feet as recommended and also split some into other lecture classes,” he said.