We are ready to resume, varsity lecturers tell FG
Lecturers under the aegis of Congress of University Academics have recently asked the Federal Government to reopen tertiary institutions in the country.
CONUA is a breakaway faction of the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
CONUA made this known in a press statement on Wednesday after its National Executive Council meeting held in Abuja .
The statement, which was signed by CONUA’ s National Coordinator, Niyi Sunmonu, was titled ‘ Stop intimidation of CONUA members’.
The lecturers urged FG to reopen universities as soon as possible.
The statement added, “The meeting called on the government to reopen universities as soon as possible as CONUA members are ready to resume work.
“It however added that everything necessary in terms of COVID -19 protocols must be put in place before reopening the universities in order to prevent students and staff from contracting the disease.
“CONUA further stated that the education sector cannot continue to stagnate , as it appears that COVID-19 would continue to be a threat and we must, in the circumstance, learn to strive to lead our normal life.