Government of Anambra State has adopted Saturday as a school day to replace Monday, which has been marked as the sit-at-home day by the Indigenous People of Biafra while adding that Saturday classes commences on October 30, 2021.
The new development was revealed in a recent memo by the government titled, ‘Anambra State Government Approves Saturday as School Day’, while adding that Saturday classes commence on October 30, 2021.
The statement read, “I am directed by the Executive Secretary to inform you that the Anambra State Government 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 supervision 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.”
The State Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Don Adinuba, confirmed the statement.
Recall that in a statement issued by IPOB spokesperson, Emma Powerful on July 30, 2021, declared every Monday starting from August 9, to be observed as a sit-at-home day as a form of protest until Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB leader, is released from the custody of the Department of State Security (DSS).
After months of forced compliance, the sit-at-home lockdown was extended. However, the group on September 14 2021, called for an end to the imposed order.
For about six weeks since the suspension of the sit-at-home order, business activities were still grounded every Monday as people who engage in different activities, out of fear of being harassed by the militants of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) preferred to remain indoors.