COVID-19: Nigeria prepares to reopen its education sector
07 September 2020 | 9:00 am
As Nigeria enters the third phase of the eased lock-down measures, the government is now looking to open up the education sector. But some stakeholders in the education sector feel this move is a little too soon. National President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities Professor, Biodun Ogunyemi joins CNBC Africa's Christy Cole for this discussion.
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