Michael Olarewaju, Ilorin.
Private schools teachers in Kwara state under the aegis of National Association Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS) and parents have staged a peaceful protest in Ilorin demanding for the reopening of their schools across the state.
The protesting teachers and parents were 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 are 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 are safe and free of COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr Adetunji noted that while the examination lasted no students contracted the disease.
He said places of worships , markets and other public place that have been reopened have more risk of spreading COVID-19 than schools.
Dr Adetunji said about 95percents of private schools in the state have already made provisions to ensure strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols when reopened.
He appealed to the state government to respect federal government and NCDC directives and make pronouncement on the reopening of schools across the state
Dr Adetunji however, urged the protesting teachers and parents remain law abiding .