With the world gradually coming out of lockdown and getting back to normal, news of school resumption in Nigeria is not something that will go without many dropping one comment or the other. While there has not been any official announcement on the date of resumption in the country, many Nigerian have aired their views on the subject of getting back to the classrooms.
Earlier, it was announced by the Minister of State for Education that the restriction on education as it concerns social distancing would be lifted, however, he did not give a specific date for school resumption in Nigeria.
I hope these pikins go still know book wen den resume school…as in A for Apple, B for Biscuit, C for coro#backtoschool pic.twitter.com/hDdh2zceJ3
— Dayo Emmanuel (@DAYOEMMANUEL2) May 26, 2020
On Twitter, many Nigerians have started a trend with #BackToSchool and on Google, many Nigerians are searching for information as it concerns school resumption in Nigeria. However, the trend on Twitter mostly explores students who are expressing their desires to rather remain indoors.
When u see backtoschool trending on twitter?#backtoschool pic.twitter.com/Pk2apxpjmr
— FRESHYOLOYE (@Freshyoloye) May 26, 2020
When i heard #backtoschool & i can't remember my level & the last semester courses. #backtoschool pic.twitter.com/aDYZUAGjOI
— Joseph Inyang (@joliroy) May 26, 2020
School should not resume please.. We have moved on with our Lives#backtoschool pic.twitter.com/X68ZCVq0XP
— ALK (@AncestorLee) May 26, 2020
I want School to open but I low-key know it will only take one day for Corona to spread in the whole campus #backtoschool pic.twitter.com/DJfZIUvTEB
— SELF MADE (@Marira___) May 26, 2020
For some students, they expressed their fears as it concerns the spread of the coronavirus on campuses and school premises, while other students just joked on the idea of going back to school. While there has not been any concrete information concerning school resumption, many parents have also shared that they would rather have their children at home than in any public place.
In an earlier report, the House of Representatives had urged the Education Minister to ensure that all schools (private or public) are well fumigated before resumption. Their request may have incited the response that school resumption may be as close as possible even though there has not been any official date yet.
School really needs to resume these ones have lost it?? pic.twitter.com/DZ7szaL9sb
— Papakaspah (@papakaspah) May 26, 2020
I just pray that sanitizing of schools will be done atleast twice a week and not only this once #backtoschool pic.twitter.com/q1EjcWdGyK
— Constance Nkanyani (@CNkanyani) May 26, 2020
I was shocked that #backtoschool is trending
Me I have forgotten when last I saw a book pic.twitter.com/LBhyyBCtRj
— Talented (@Talente06127333) May 26, 2020
Some Twitter users also pointed out that it was essential for schools to resume because many young adults are now being thrown off the edge with nothing to do. However, those with this opinion also hinted that the government should create precautionary measures to ensure the safety of the students while in classrooms and out of classrooms. Suggesting that with the use of facemasks, hand sanitizers, and regular fumigation of the school environment, they shared that it would be alright if schools resume.
There are quite a number of countries highly affected by the coronavirus that have opened the gates of their schools by resuming while putting in place precautionary measures for their students, and the hope of all those in support of the school resumption is that the government will, just like these other nations, set the appropriate safety methods for Nigerian students in and out of their classrooms or lecture halls.
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