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See The States In Nigeria Have Announced School Resumption Dates; Check If Yours Is There

Some months ago, the Federal Government of Nigeria shutdown schools ranging from nursery to tertiary institution, in a bid to curb the spread of the deadly disease called Covid-19.

However, following the decreasing rates of infection of the corona virus in the country, the federal government of Nigeria announced that all schools across the country can now resume academic activities in phases.

Following the announcement made by the Federal Government of Nigeria, some states across the country have announced resumption dates for tertiary institutions.

The following are 13 states out of the 36 states in the country that has announced resumption dates:

Akwa Ibom State: The Akwa Ibom State government has announced September 21st 2020 as the official resumption dates for tertiary institution across the state.

Benue State: Benue State government has also announced September 21st 2020 as the official resumption dates for tertiary institution.

Borno State: Borno State announced some weeks ago that tertiary schools in the state will be resuming academic activities on September 14th 2020.

See the picture below for the full list of states that has announced resumption dates for tertiary institution.

Note: Kogi State University is already in session, and schools under ASUU will not be allowed to resume academic activities with the resumption dates listed above.

Delta State Higher Institutions to Resume September

The Delta State Government is set to order the reopening of tertiary institutions in the state, Jungle Journalist Media Ltd has learnt.

The state governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, had met with stakeholders including COVID-19 management team where they agreed to reopen schools.

According to reports, September 21, 2020, had been tentatively agreed as resumption date for the new academic session for tertiary institutions.

This is coming five months after the state government ordered closure of schools including universities and polytechnic to curtail the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the state.

Delta is currently on eight position on the Nigeria’s COVID-19 chart with 1,744 confirmed infections.

Of the number, the state has managed and discharged 1,540 patients with 157 currently undergoing treatment.

However, 47 fatalities have so far been recorded.

Lagos, the epicenter of coronavirus in the country, has ordered tertiary institutions to resume academic activities on September 14 while primary and secondary schools are to reopen on September 21.

Sources within the government confirmed the decision for reopening of tertiary institution to our correspondent.

Our sources, however, said the agreed date remains tentative as it was still subject to change.

“We have agreed to reopen before September end. So far, we have agreed ‘tentatively’ on September 21. I can assure you that our schools will reopen in Delta State next month. Governor Okowa will announce it when all arrangements are completed”, a top government official disclosed.

A commissioner who did not want his name in print confirmed the development to our correspondent.

The commissioner said, “I can’t give you the exact date but our schools are resuming in September. All arrangements and modalities in line with the new conditions caused by COVID-19 area being addressed. His Excellency, Governor Okowa will announce the resumption date this week.”

When contacted on the development, the State Commissioner for Higher Education, Prof. Patrick Muoboghare, confirmed that there are plans to reopen tertiary institutions in the state.

Muoboghare, who however did not reveal the actual date for reopening of schools, disclosed that schools will resume in September.

“I can’t give you details but we are resuming very soon. Upon resumption, the NCDC protocols will be strictly applied. We have the capability to resume. Arrangement will soon be announced. The NCDC will be applied to students, staff and visitors.

“In September, there will be positive movement towards reopening of tertiary institutions”, the commissioner added.

Niger Delta Today

OPINION: When Sex Becomes A 4 Unit Course In Tertiary Institutions

By Usman Issa (Busy Brain)

Since three days ago, I have tried to overlook the series of sexual intercourse between students in Nigeria tertiary institutions but I couldn’t just take my mind off the matter after reading waspish and disgusting reactions on one newsplatform. The arguments and reactions that I read was so irritating and appalling. One cannot but imagine the level of stupidity inherent.

It could be recalled that the popular sex video was staged by Babcock students which led to the expulsion of the culprits by the management. For the fact that the decision was solely made by the school management, it sounds more or less like an injustice to some social media analysts. They took it starkly upon themselves by faulting the Babcock management’s decision to have expelled the students. While some opined that since sex is not a crime in Nigeria, the students should have rather been counselled instead of loosing their career to expulsion. Another set of analysts claimed that the school decision was too cruel for expelling students that had sex blatantly in a lecture room. Even though it is not disputable that individual is a master to his or her opinion, I cannot comprehend the kind of counseling these guys were talking about. Should the management counsel the culprits after the sex video is already dancing soapy on air or to counsel them on how to do it more better some other time. I repeat: “I cannot comprehend that kind of counseling”

As if that one isn’t enough, another blatant sexcapade surfaced by another set of students from one of the institutions in Edo state. It seems sex for grades lecturers have gone to rest; it is students Vs students now. Sex has turned to 4 unit practical course that should be practiced in a broadaylight. Now, it suits some students more to mess up themselves in an open arena all in the name of three minutes enjoyment. Of course, I’m not preaching holiness here but the sexual urge shouldn’t propell one to be an object of ridicule and reproach.

Honestly, for people to be taking sides all in the name of pitying have shown that we cannot get things right in Nigeria. Or what else could have been done as punishment and lesson to students who intentionally had sex in lecture room. Those taking sides have forgotten that the image of the school is at stake for such slew of immortality. They also claimed that no one is holy and If no one is holy, does that mean people should be having sex openly? If sex isn’t a crime, does that mean students should start banging themselves on campus in lecture rooms? Why talking about these sex warriors carreer only and mind not to talk about the image of the school that is already in the mud?

Emphatically, what is bad is bad, whether sex is a crime in Nigeria or not, such act can never be embraced. If a student can be expelled for writing an open letter to VC on issues that need urgent attention, If corpers can be sent out of the camp for having sex, no sane society will allow such sex tape to undergo spiral of silence all in the name of saving a career. I see nothing wrong in their expulsion. They actually called for it. There is nothing new about sex among undergraduates. The leaked ones is just a testimony to the level immorality in our tertiary institutions and if this irritating scene continues, Nigeria educational system awaits burial by installment.

Busy Brain is an opinion writer. A Mass Communication graduate from the Federal Polytechnic Offa, Kwara State; usmanissa247@gmail.com
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