COVID-19: Students protest in Abuja over continued closure of Tertiary Institutions

Written by Chukwuma Obiasia

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Students in various Varsities, Polytechnics, etc across the country protested in Abuja on Wednesday over the continued closure of schools arising from the outbreak of coronavirus.

The protesting students who converged in the Nation’s capital, demanded the immediate reopening of schools, questioning the government for its decision not to reopen schools for activities to commence having opened religious places, markers, airports among others.

Led by student leaders of the various public universities in the country, the aggrieved students accused the government of double standard in its decision not to reopen schools in the country.

Speaking on their behalf, President of the National Association of University Students, NAUS, Comrade Ejigah Felix, argued that there was no justification by the government for opening worship centres, markets, parks airports across the country, and leaving schools closed.

According to him, markets were the worst places in terms of danger for human health, saying if they could be opened for businesses, there was no justification leaving universities, polytechnics, and other educational institutions that have authorities and managerial skills closed.

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