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School reopening

A frantic conversations between parents ensued as they piled over each other to express concerns about the planned reopening of schools in Lagos. “Why are they so in a hurry to open schools without considering the concern of parents?” “Have they fumigated the schools and sanitized all public areas?” “Why can’t they use mock exams as a substitute for JSS examinations?” first bank “JSS is not even an important examination and surely not worth risking our children to write…” “Why do we have to conduct Covid-19 test for our children when we are not even sure that teachers and school administrators have been tested?” “If any child test positive, what happens to them? Will they still sit for the exams?” “Children are not psychologically ready to be away from home let alone write any exams.” “Public school children, how will they fare with just 2 weeks tutoring?” “The tests are very expensive, not everyone can afford it.” “The psychologically effect of this whole process on children is taking its toll.” These are excerpts of some WhatsApp group chats seen by Nairametrics. Parents are worried sick about the planned reopening of schools by the Lagos State Government, especially considering the fact that Covid-19 numbers are still in the hundreds despite a significant drop in recent weeks.

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