Markets Are Open And Schools Closed, Why?- Students Questions
“The solution to COVID-19 is not in the markets nor worship centres but in science through research. Most countries that were faced with similar pandemic have reopened their schools, the students government claimed to be protecting also go to the markets; some of them even assist their parents to sell their wares, they still mingle with friends and folks and freely move about, so what is the aim of leaving our institutions under lock and key?” – Asuku
Lots of Nigerian Students keep expressing worry through different means over the continued state of schools’ closure. It is no doubt that the reactions of students have recorded abysmal trends on various social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc. Several concerns raised revolves around an already created gap in the academic calender, accumulation of academic work load, the rise in gender-based social ills among others.
Several opinions from students criticized the prolonged shut down of schools to contribute negatively on education and fueling crime.
Pondering over the implications schools’ closure has contributed, the President, National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS) Sunday Asuku, expressed surprise on why the Federal Government would permit market activities and shut down schools.
However, the dolorous, gender-based crime reports of rape against females has been of principal focus within the period and students call on the Federal government, through various security agencies, to ensure that culprits face the law