Proprietors demand reopening of schools in Kwara

On Thursday, proprietors of Islamic schools in Kwara State appealed to Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq to facilitate the reopening of schools in the state.

Except for the resumption of exit class students, schools across the state have been shut down since March in order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has claimed over 1000 lives across the country.

So far, the country has recorded over 56,000 infections since the pandemic broke out in February.

Although some state governments have announced dates for the reopening of schools, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has warned against hasty reopening of schools.

Although the Kwara government has announced plans to work towards full resumption, no date has been announced.

The chairperson of the association of Islamic schools, Abdulrazaq Oniye, who spoke with journalists in Ilorin, the state capital, said they believe the state is now safe for schools to reopen.

He said “the partial reopening of schools for the exit classes examinations has shown that the time is right for full reopening,” adding that private school owners have lost millions of naira as a result of the…

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