Protest in Kwara: Private Schools, Parents Demand Reopening from Govt
Teachers of private schools in Kwara State and parents have staged a peaceful protest to press home their demand for the reopening of their schools across the state.
The teachers and parents were seen carrying placards with different inscriptions asking the state government to come to their aid and save them from hunger.
Addressing journalists during the protest in Ilorin, the Kwara State chairman of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, Dr Rahaman Adetunji said the teachers and students were tired of staying at home doing nothing.
He explained that going by the partial reopening of schools for West African school Certificate Examination, it was discovered that the schools were safe and free of COVID-19 pandemic.
He said places of worships, markets and other public place that had been reopened had more risk of spreading COVID-19 than schools.
Dr Adetunji said about 95percents of private schools in the state had already made provisions to ensure strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols when reopened.
He appeal to the state government to respect Federal Government and NCDC directives and make pronouncement on the reopening of schools across the state