Ondo: Tutorial Centres Defy Lockdown Directive, Hold Classes

Written by Akeem Alao

Operators of tutorial centres in Ondo State have defied Covid-19 the government’s lockdown directive.

The operators open centres to all students, including those seeking admission into higher institutions without compliance with safety guidelines.

It was reported that some of the tutorial centres charge between N200 and N2000 depending on the class.

When visited by officers of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps,
Some operators were arrested for violation of government’s order.

One tutorial centre operator, who spoke under the condition of anonymity, argued that those of them in the business were only trying to help students with what they have been taught at school.

The students, mostly from the state public schools, said that their parents wanted them to attend tutorial classes until the end of the Covid-19 pandemic.

While speaking about activities of the operators, the leader of the Association of Tutorial Operators in the state, Mr Bankole Fisayo, said he had warned members of the association to stop holding coaching centres for students due to COVID-19 outbreak.

He added that some, mostly in populated areas, were still disobeying that order.

Ayodeji Olufemi, spokesperson for the NSCDC in Ondo State said he would wait till Monday before officially reacting on the issue.

Source: Sahara Reporters


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Akeem Alao

Akeem Alao trained as a language teacher. He graduated from Adeniran Ogunsanya college of Education where he studied English/Yoruba Languages and Ekiti State University where he obtained a degree in English Education.

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