From Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo
Schools have been urged to stop private lessons for students in order to curb community transmission of coronavirus.
An educationist, Mr Gabriel Akinyode who gave the advice in Osogbo said, some schools and teachers were organizing makeshift lessons for students.
Akinyode noted that the lessons being organized by some schools and private teachers is borne out of personal gains.
“If you notice, you will see students in groups carrying bags and books along the road and you wonder what exactly is going on, since schools are yet to reopen.
“These schools organizing makeshift classes for students are doing it for their personal gains regardless of the rising cases of COVID-19 in the country.”
He urged parents and guardians to embrace the online and on-air classes organised by the government and some schools.
He also urged schools organizing the private lessons to help the government in the fight against the pandemic by adhering strictly to physical/social distancing.
Akinyode further urged government and stakeholders in the education sector to do everything possible in order to reopen, noting that the sector needs to start functioning.
He enjoined students to also use this pandemic period to study hard and engage in skill acquisition in order to be self-reliant.