Following the continuous closure of schools across the country amidst the second wave of the COVID-19 virus, the management of various schools have come out to say they are ready for resumption as standard COVID-19 protocols have been put in place for safe reopening.
The vice-chancellor of the University of Benin, Prof Lilian Salami, on Wednesday, while appearing on NTA news channel, said the school management is ready to resume academic activities in a safe and secure manner.
Salami said she has heard some students say, if schools are not reopened, they will beat up the Vice-Chancellors and start beating up lecturers as well. She said other Vice-Chancellors may be able to take up the beatings, but she is very sure that she is too fragile to be beaten.
She also decried the poor funding and decayed infrastructures of public universities, saying the ratio of staff to students is quite large and this has mitigated against proper learning.