Millions of Nigerian students observing the covid-19 lockdown lack the basic necessities that they need to survive. Many has lost their lives due to the pandemic since 2020.
Due to the covid-19, citizens of Nigeria were asked to go on a compulsory lockdown to ensure the safety of the citizens and to avoid the spread of the disease.
Covid-19 also know as coronavirus disease is an infectious disease that is caused by a newly found coronavirus. CO stands for corona, VI stands for virus and D stands for disease.
Covid-19 is transferred between people through direct, indirect or close contact with and infected person through infected secretions such as saliva and respiratory secretions, through droplets which are expelled when an infected person coughs, sneezes, sings, or talk.
Due to this, schools, organizations, churches and other social gatherings were asked to shut down.
Students were forced to stay at home putting their academy on pause. Parents and workers were also asked to stay at home thereby cutting their source of income and provision for their families. No source of income for many and many died of starvation. Many families were rendered homeless because of the pandemic.
Every day, hundreds and thousands of newly founded cases were announced by the NCDC and every day the numbers of death increased in the country and all around the globe. Many people were separated from their families, most of them were quarantined.
All borders leading in and out of the country were closed thereby cutting the source of importation and exportation of goods.
During this pandemic, many schools adopted other means to educate their students but primary, secondary and universities through an online lessons and schooling. Many students use this as a means to acquire more knowledge and income.
As of recent, early 2021 the government reopened most schools with an agreement to follow all rules, regulations and protocol to avoid the spread of the disease.
Most schools such as the university of Benin has set down rules and regulations to be followed by the university students, the do’s and Don’t’s.
Students were asked to fill an online questioner upon resumption to insure that no student comes to the schools premises and infect others.
The students who are sick or ill were asked to get proper treatment before resuming, as students are resuming the are expected to bring along with them hand sanitizers, washable face mask, face shield and also ensure to wash their hands.
Students are expected to do all this and obey the rules to avoid spreading the virus. Many students came from different states so the university of Benin made sure that there were no crowed gatherings because of this, most courses were moved online.
Things students need to do to survive the pandemic. They include: wearing of face mask regularly, washing of the hands often, avoid crowded places, obey the covid-19 safety rules and regulations. The covid-19 is spreading at a rapid rate and people need to take precautions to reduce the spread. For now, going or flying out of the country is limited.
Students should be encouraged to get into the practice of regularly washing of their hands or applying hand sanitizers at important or key moments, such as entering the class room, touching surfaces, learning materials, books, and after using a tissue to blow their nose, students should always cough and or sneeze into their elbow. Cleaning frequently touched surface and objects also helps.
Avoid touching the face, avoid people who are sick, be well prepared and informed, visit the campus health center if you fall sick.
By so doing, students can reduce the spread of covid-19 and avoid the risk of he infected.