As Nigerian schools resume academic activities amidst second wave of Coronavirus pandemic, the Federal Government has been urged to setup e-learning facilities in order to curb transmission of the deadly virus.
Ex-Presidential media aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri gave this admonition in an update on his social media handle, Monday.
He advised Nigerian parents to heed this safety call in order to protect their wards from being infected with the virus, saying a repeated class is better than a child lost to Coronavirus.
According to him:” Those saying Nigerian schools must resume irrespective of the second wave of #COVID19, because we lack online learning facilities, should realise that we lack the facilities to cater for an increase in COVID19 infections even more. A child who loses a year is better than a dead child.
“Nobody is saying there should be a lockdown. There shouldn’t. But Nigeria must develop a means for online learning via smartphone until this pandemic is brought under control. If schools must reopen, then let them reopen for only final test students. #COVID19 is real! Deaths are hugely underreported in Nigeria. NONE of #Buhari’s kids school in Nigeria, so he does not care what happens to your own children!”