Anambra adopts Saturday school in reaction to IPOB’s sit-at-home order
Following the Indigenous People of Biafra’s (IPOB) weekly sit-at-home on Mondays, the Anambra State government has adopted Saturdays as regular school days.
Despite the fact that the new regulation takes effect immediately, some schools continued to hold regular classes yesterday, while others urged students to return home.
Mr. C Don Adinuba, the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, told Vanguard that the new development was to safeguard the safety of students and teachers, as well as all stakeholders.
“We want our students to learn as much as they can in a safe setting,” he stated. All stakeholders benefit from the new measure we’ve implemented. Pupils, teachers, school administrators, proprietors, parents, guardians, and the host communities are all stakeholders.
“For the time being, nobody loses anything with this.” Things should return to normal in the coming weeks, we hope. People who rely on school sales to feed their families will be able to compensate for the loss of Monday with the Saturday school because they will still be delivering services at the schools five days a week.”
Anambra teachers, according to the Commissioner, have already adjusted to the new policy because they believe it is a worthwhile sacrifice they must make in the interest of the state’s educational advancement.
“If we persist on going to school on Mondays in this situation, the students and instructors may be harassed, which is something we do not want,” he continued. You may recall an incident in which an Anglican priest was assassinated because he permitted students to write exams on Mondays, while attackers set fire to teachers’ motorcycles.
“As a result, it is necessary to protect the lives of everyone in the state.” This Saturday arrangement seems like a great idea to us, and it’s the best option we have right now.”