The Ogun state chapter of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, NAPPS, has strongly criticized the Nigerian government for postponing the resumption date of both public and private primary and secondary schools in the country over the outbreak of Ebola Virus, Disease, EVD.
The state chairman of the association, Abayomi Jiboku, who spoke at a press conference in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, stressed the need for the federal government to review the resumption date in the interest of the country’s education system, contending that the postponement would go have a long lasting impact on the sector.
Jiboku said that the postponement would badly affect the West African Secondary School Certificate Examination, WASSCE, and the National Examination Council, NECO, examinations next year, adding that schools might not complete the syllabuses.
He argued that if the closure of all secondary schools in the country is reasonable, then there should be no reason why tertiary institutions, churches and mosques which bring together large numbers of people were not shutdown.
It would be recalled that the federal government had extended the resumption date of all secondary and primary schools in Nigeria from September 16 to October 13, following the outbreak of the Ebola disease which has killed more than a 1,500 people in the west African sub-region.