THE SCHOOL REOPENING POLITICS

Nigeria Behold Your Precious Children;
Precious Children Behold Your Nation
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These screenshots are from the slides of UNICEF’s Dr. Judith GIWA-AMU’s presentation at our program to mark the #dayoftheafricanchild2020 under the auspices of @safe4childrensociety
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The facts speak for themselves:
N80 Million Nigerians do not have access to any form for education (no online access whatsoever) as a result of the mismanagement of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the part of the government of the day.
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46 million of them are our precious children and 36 million are those receiving adult education.
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Yet in all the conversation about school reopening, these group of people, who are hewers of wood and drawers of water, the hoi polloi, people, who have become ‘the wretched of the earth'(apology to Franz Fanon) and treated as scums in their own land are not within close or far radius of concerns…
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Nelson Mandela once said, ‘there is no keener revelation of a society’s soul than how it treats it’s children…’
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As I said on Channels TV on Saturday, I call for a declaration or recognition of a state of emergency within the educational section in Nigeria and a public hearings at the States’ Houses of Assembly and at the National Assembly. I call you to join me in this call and SHARE this message.
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We are all siting on a keg of gunpowder and the bucket is being heated by our conscious and unconscious passivity and very cold and reverberating silence…
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All children are not safe when one child is not safe, thus we keep warning with so much anguish that we must leave no one out and leave no child behind…
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But let me warn, one day is coming says the Lord and it is very near…Things MUST NOT CONTINUE like this…
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I am Taiwo AKINLAMI
I Speak for the African CHILD,
First for the Nigerian Child

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