Anambra approves Saturday as school day over sit-at-home

Willie Obiano

Anambra State Government has announced that Saturdays will replace Mondays as school day due to the sit-at-home protest which is still observed in the south-east despite cancellation by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

Commissioner for information and public enlightenment Don Adinuba said in a release on Sunday that all school heads had been directed to notify teachers, pupils as well as parents about the new development.

He said: “Quality Assurance supervision and every other supervision, henceforth, will hold on Saturdays. Every permission for absence from classes on Saturdays must be addressed to the executive chairman, ASUBBEB through the E S following due process. Saturday classes will commence on October 30.”

Mr Adinuba said the state government approved Saturday classes because it wanted the children to learn well and not miss anything.

While IPOB has said repeatedly that south-east residents are free to go about their normal activities on Monday, hoodlums posing as IPOB members still attack traders and transporters.