Due to the disruption of educational and other activities as a result of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB’s mandatory sit-at-home demand for the unconditional release of its detained leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the South Eastern states of Anambra and Enugu have extended their school day to Saturday.
Despite the fact that IPOB’s Monday sit-at home has been suspended, the order is still being implemented by unidentified gunmen who are apparently sympathetic to the group’s agitation.
Anambra State Government approves Saturday as a School Day,’ as the memo reads as follows:
“I am directed by the Executive Secretary to inform you that the Anambra State Govt. has approved Saturdays as school days in place of Mondays.
“All HMs are to notify teachers, pupils as well as parents about the new development. Quality Assurance supervision and every other supervisions henceforth will hold on Saturdays.
“Every game permission for absent from classes on Saturdays must be addressed to the Executive Chairman ASUBBEB through the Executive Secretary following due process. Saturday classes will commence on 30/10/21 ie next week.”
On Sunday, October 25, Don Adinuba, the Anambra State Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, explained that “the measure is to enable our kids to learn as much as possible in a safe atmosphere.”
Enugu and a few other South-East states, which we couldn’t confirm, are alleged to have altered the school day from Monday to Saturday in a similar fashion.