- IPOB sit-at-home order is having unhealthy effect in the education system in southeast but some pupils are finding their way around it
- Enugu students were determined to defy the odds, as they write their West African Senior School Certificate Examination examinations despite the sit-at-home
- Private schools in Abia have been force to start holding weekend lessons for their pupils to keep close on the academic gap
Pupils and candidates writing their exams in the southeast states have started defying the sit-at-home order of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The Nation Newspaper revealed that the concerned students were able to achieve this despite threats from hoodlums enforcing the order.
While some schools have shut down to ensure safety and security of their students, others resulted to weekend classes for their students to meet their academic expectations.
In Enugu, final year students of the senior secondary schools in the state were determined not to miss any paper.
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Speaking to journalists in confidence, a principal of one of one of the schools said the management adopted some security measures to help the pupils.
“I may not want to let you know our strategy. Just know that no school is prepared to allow its pupils forfeit examinations because of the sit-at-home.
Most privately owned schools operating across major cities of Abia state have been forced to begin weekend academic activities as part of efforts to cover the academic gaps created by the order.
A school principal said:
“We are losing our student population to our counterparts in the South-South and other parts of the country because of the IPOB’s order. So, the choice of Saturday lessons will help us cover the gap of Mondays’ sit-at-home. It has being fruitful since we started it.
Gunmen orders residents to observe sit-at-home as Buhari visits Ebonyi
There is fear across a section of the southeast over the activities of gunmen who have ordered a sit-at-home in the region.
The gang has threatened to deal with residents who defy them in states like Abia, Imo, and Anambra.
However, President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, May 5, arrived in Ebonyi on a two-day visit to commission some projects by the Dave Umahi-led administration.