Public Universities Are Not Ready, Reopen Private Universities, Afe Babalola Tells FG

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Chief Afe Babalola, Founder Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti (ABUAD) has therefore implored the Federal Government of Nigeria to speed up with the negotiations with the Academic Staff Union of Universities who are currently on strike to ensure everything is resolved and schools re-open fully.

On his opinion, all private universities are ready and doubt the readiness of public schools.

The founder of ABUAD said the current pandemic exposed the  public institutions lack of preparations in areas of infrastructure, underfunding, inefficiency and corruption which ASUU had already documented and published.

“This is in sharp contrast to what obtains in private universities most of which are reputed for their moral and physical discipline, quality and functional education, hygienic and safe environment, predictable academic calendar, absence of unionism, committed teachers, modern teaching equipment and laboratories as well as adequate preparation to prevent COVID-19.” Babalola said.

He then said private institutions are ready to re-open their schools and have written to the National Universities Commission to verify their plans to comply with the COVID-19 guidelines.

“I suggest that the NUC, Ministry of Education and Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 should advise the Federal Government on the danger of lumping public and private universities together when considering whether or not to allow universities to reopen.”

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