The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has said it will resist every attempt by the Federal Government to postpone the January 18, 2021, resumption date for schools across the country.
Sunday Asefon, NANS President, said this on Wednesday in a chat with The Punch.
He said it is easier to adhere to COVID-19 protocols in a learned environment, adding that there is no reason to postpone resumption over fears of a spread in the virus.
He said the students’ body had ordered its chapters in all tertiary institutions to set up COVID-19 task force teams to enforce all guidelines outlined by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and ensure safe reopening of schools.
“We want schools to resume on January 18. Schools are regimented environments and people will follow COVID-19 protocols more in schools than in their houses where there is no organisation. Schools are well-structured and lecturers will enforce social distancing and wearing of face masks in classes. It is strategic.
“We will fight against any further postponement. We have our way of doing things and we will make it known that we are against it,” he was quoted to have said.