Primary and secondary schools in Oyo and Osun states are reopening today, Monday, for academic activities after closing for some days due to the nationwide protests against police brutality and other forms of impunity.
According to the Oyo state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Olasunkanmi Olaleye who stated this late Sunday, the directive was given by Governor Seyi Makinde.
In a statement, the commissioner said- “Governor Seyi Makinde directed the closure of schools in Ibadan metropolis on Tuesday, October 20, following the #EndSARS protests that rocked the state.
“Following a review of the situation as earlier promised, the state government is happy to observe that normalcy has returned to the state in the aftermath of the protests.”
For Ogun state, a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Kunle Somorin on Sunday said that- “This is to announce to the general public that all schools are to resume academic activities on Monday, 26th October, 2020.
“With peace returned to all parts of the State after organisers suspended protests in the State, Government announces the resumption of academic activities in all schools across levels.”