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Parents oppose plan to reopen Lagos schools


Some parents in Lagos State have kicked against the reopening of schools in view of the continued spread of the coronavirus within the country.


According to the news agency of Nigeria, the parents said it is still important for the Federal and state governments to still safeguard children from the pandemic.

Earlier on Wednesday, the federal government had said it had been considering adopting morning and afternoon shifts of classes for reopening of schools.

One of the parents, Mrs Ayobami Ojo, urged the govt to permit children to stay at home until containment of the pandemic.

“There is no need for morning and evening classes. Let the children still stay safe at home because the virus is increasing on a daily basis.

“Children will naturally not be as cautious as adults and schools can't be compared to markets. Reopening of schools should be considered when confirmed cases drop alright ,” Ojo said

Also, a businesswoman, Mrs Abiodun Aina, who lives at Ayobo, said that children’s lives might be jeopardised when schools resume.

“It is difficult to manage adults, let alone children, we should always not risk the lives of children. A two-shift option for classes might not stop the spread of the virus. it's better for them to stay at home until COVID -19 subsides or a vaccine is found,” she said.

“Nigerians should stop putting pressure on government to reopen schools. Why are we in a rush? we'd like to be patient,” Aina said.

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