Senior lawyer and founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, Chief Babalola, has advised the federal government against repeated or indefinite closure of Nigeria schools as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Mr. Babalola gave the advice at a news conference in Ado Ekiti. He said waiting indefinitely for COVID-19 to go was dangerous as the pandemic might last for another one year globally.
He said mass closure of schools, especially universities, without consideration for schools known to be outstanding in the possession of best of facilities capable of putting the virus at bay was not good for intellectual growth and human capital development of the country.
He described such a scenario as not only at variance with what obtained in the developed world but also unconstitutional and disastrous.