The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has criticized the Federal Government that attempts to reopen tertiary institutions without putting the right measures in place.
The union also described the move as suicidal as negative consequences may arise from the decision.
Thi was contained in a statement issued by the Lagos State Zonal Coordinator of ASUU, Prof. Olusiji Sowande, while addressing journalists at a press conference held at the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State on Monday, August 31,2020.
Sowande cautioned that resumption is not just about the students coming back to their various campuses but the atmosphere must be conductive and totally safe for learning.
The ASUU leader lamented that the government made arrangements for special bailout funds for airline operators and other private entities but did not extend the same arrangement to public universities.
According to the ASUU Coordinator, there is no facility on the ground; to carry out physical distancing in large and crowded classes.
He declared that years of neglect of both the education and health sectors in the country has resulted in inadequate infrastructure; and lack of well equipped diagnostic, testing, treatment, and research laboratories in both sectors.