Teachers of private schools in Kwara state and parents have stagged a peaceful protest to press home their demand on the reopening of their schools across the state.
The teachers and parents were seen carrying placards with different inscriptions asking the state government to come to their aid and save them from hunger.
Addressing Journalists during the protest in Ilorin, the kwara state chairman of the National Association of Proprietors of private Schools ,Dr Rahaman Adetunji said the teachers and students are tired of staying at home doing nothing.
He explained that going by the partial reopening of schools for West African school certificate examination is was discovered that the schools are safe and free of COVID-19 pandemic.
He said places of worships , markets and other public place that have been reopened have more risk of spreading COVID-19 than schools.
Dr Adetunji said about 95percents of private schools in the state have already made provisions to ensure strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols when reopened.
He appeal to the state government to respect federal government and NCDC directives and make pronouncement on the reopening of schools across the state.
By Aliu Rabiu.