ASUU insists on not returning to classes, speaks on alternative learning

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities, today, insisted that Nigerian universities in the country are not ready to re-open at the moment.

The Union said it finds it difficult to return to classes in the middle of a second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Recall that the National Universities Commission (NUC) had earlier directed the lecturers to go back to classes on January 18, 2021.

But ASUU is demanding that the Nigerian Government should review the decision owing to the increase in COVID-19 cases around the country.

When asked if e-learning was an option for universities, the ASUU President said the necessary infrastructure was not in place.

ASUU had on Wednesday December 23, 2020 called off its ten-month-old industrial action.

The prolonged strike was due to Federal Government’s delay in meeting the agreements reached with the union.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 1244 new cases of COVID-19 infections in the country.

NCDC reported that the country now has a total of 1,361 deaths since the start of the pandemic.