Despite the looming second wave of COVID-19 in the country, some Nigerians still want schools to reopen on January 18, 2021; kick against virtual class.
A poll generated by TheNewsBeam shows that many respondents support the Federal Government’s directive to resume physical school activities on Monday, January 18, 2021.
67 respondents among the 86 respondents chose that schools should resume physical classes on Monday, January 18. This represents 72.9% of the total responses gathered.
This indicates that most of the respondents are fed up of schools shutdown in adherence to COVID-19 safety protocols, #EndSARS crisis, and the long-term ASUU strike.
The respondents are also of the believe that online/virtual class is not the best option for academics in the country.
Although, recent result of the 2020 National Examination Council (NECO) Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) revealed that online classes and other form of digital learning are advantageous to Secondary school students.
Our respondents who are mostly Undergraduates students believe that with school resumption, they can stay safe to prevent the spread of the Virus.
Unstable electricity to power devices, huge broadband data charges, network glitch among others must have been considered by the respondents as factors that may hinder the success of online/virtual class in Nigeria.