Sit-at-home order: Anambra shifts schools to Saturdays

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The sit-at-home order by the indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) has forced the Anambra State Government to replace Monday with Saturday’s lessons for the students.

Private and public schools are to resume Saturday’s lessons in place of Monday’s, which starts from 8am to 1pm this week.

A circular by the State Government over the weekend directed that classes should be held on Saturdays for the students.

The circular reads: “I am directed by the E S 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 supervision henceforth will be held on Saturdays.

“Every permission for absent from classes on Saturdays must be addressed to the Executive Chairman ASUBBEB through the E S following due process. Saturday classes will commence on 30/10/21 ie next week.”

When contacted, chairman of Anambra State Universal Basic Education Board (ASUBEB) Chief Patrick Ugboaja, confirmed the development.

He said the government met with all the stakeholders in the State on the way forward for education last Friday where the decision was taken.

Ugboaga said: “It’s not a rumour, it’s real. The decision was for the betterment of the children and education in general.

“Saturday schools will resume in the States because of the situation we’ve found ourselves in in.”