A number of parents in Lagos State have urged the government to allow children to remain at home until containment of the pandemic.
“There is no need for morning and evening classes. Let the children continue to stay safe at home as the virus is increasing every day.
“Children will naturally not be as cautious as adults and schools cannot be compared to markets. Reopening of schools should be considered when confirmed cases drop very well,” said one of the parents
Others are of the opinion that children’s lives could be jeopardised when schools resume
“It is difficult to control adults, let alone children, we should not risk the lives of children. A two-shift option for classes may not stop the spread of the virus. It is better for them to remain at home until COVID -19 subsides or a vaccine is found,
Aina, a Business woman said, “Nigerians should stop putting pressure on government to reopen schools. Why are we in a rush? We need to be patient.”