EndSARS: Ekiti govt shuts down schools

EndSARS: Ekiti govt shuts down schools

- All private and government schools in Ekiti state have been closed over safety concern

- The closure takes effect on Monday, October 19, amid ongoing protests against police brutality

- The state education commissioner, Kofoworola Aderiye, said the shutdown will avoid risking the safety of the students and teachers

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Governor Kayode Fayemi has ordered the closure of all the private and government schools in Ekiti amid ongoing protests and unrest in the state.

This was announced on Monday, October 19, by the state commissioner for education, science and technology, Mrs Kofoworola Aderiye.

The commissioner said the schools across the state were shut down to avoid jeopardising the safety of the students, teachers and other staff members.

She, however, declared that school activities will resume next week Monday, October 26, after the tension generated by the protest has been doused by the government.

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Legit.ng recalls that some parts of the country have witnessed repeated attacks perpetrated by suspected hoodlums under the guise of EndSARS protest.

EndSARS: Ekiti Shutdown Schools For One Week
All private and government schools in Ekiti state have been closed over safety concern. Credit: Daily Trust.
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In Edo, two correctional centres were attacked, with the jailbreak seeing many prisoners escape as the suspected thugs overpowered the security operatives.

A police station located in Apapa Iganmu, Orile-Iganmu local government area Lagos state, was also burnt down by people suspected to be hoodlums.

Men of the Nigerian Army have been sighted in some places where the protesters usually converge for the peaceful procession.

Meanwhile, the fear of extended attack and possible breach of law and order also forced most private and public schools in Oyo state to suspend academic activities on Tuesday, October 20.

Although the state government has not made any official announcement for their closure, most private schools said the decision was necessitated by hardship students and pupils witnessed on account of the #EndSARS protest in major parts of the state on Monday, October 19.

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos imposed a 24-hour curfew on the state as suspected hoodlums continued to unleash mayhem under the guise of EndSARS protest.

The decision was announced on Tuesday, October 20, in a series of tweets by the Lagos state governor following repeated attacks by thugs.

Governor Sanwo-Olu, who noted that the protest has been hijacked, said the government will not watch and allow anarchy in Lagos state.

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