With the easing of interstate boundary lockdown, ABS has observed a
massive return of tertiary students back to their campuses despite
that Federal Government has not released plans for the reopening of
ABS correspondent, Onyinye Agubaeze was at Ifite Village Awka where
most students of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka reside and noted an
increase in activities by students including those returning to their
halls of residence with their travelling bags.
A student of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Mr. Ebuka
Chukwuma and Miss Vanessa Okoye of Geology Department explained that
they grew weary staying at home for almost five months due to the
shutdown of schools occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic.
They were however, of the view that Federal and State governments
should ensure that it funds schools to acquire adequate facilities for
the prevention of spread of the disease before considering reopening
They also appealed to school management to intervene on the issue of
their house rent that is expiring, even though the academic year is
yet to come to an end.
On how they spent the period of the lockdown, some said while they
waited and saw that the reopening of Schools will take more time than
usual, they began to seek for skills to acquire to make their stay