In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 17th, July, 2020

Hundreds Of Nigerian College students Protest FG’s Resolution To Cancel WASSCE And Continued Closure Of Faculties

Thousands Of Nigerian Students Protest FG's Decision To Cancel WASSCE And Continued Closure Of Schools

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari


Hundreds of Nigerian college students have gone on-line utilizing social media platforms to protest on Friday over Federal Authorities directives in opposition to faculty resumption, following a rise in COVID-19 circumstances throughout the nation.


Recall that on July eight, the Minister of Schooling, Adamu Adamu, had suspended Nigerians college students from taking part on this 12 months’s West African Senior College Certificates Examinations, WASSCE, earlier scheduled for August four.


In line with the minister, it’s preferable for the scholars to lose an educational 12 months than to be uncovered to COVID-19.


The scholars within the early hours of Friday on Twitter, used the hashtag #SAVENIGERIANSTUDENTS to precise their bitterness over the continued closure of faculties by the federal government.


Whereas a number of the protesters hurled insults on the authorities for cancelling nationwide examinations, others begged the authorities to rethink their stance.


One of many protesters, Akinsolare John, below the hashtag stated: “God no go disgrace us oo… FG we dey beg una oo. I say NO to lose an educational 12 months!!! I say YES to secure reopening of faculties!!!”


One other person, Ms Beebah, stated: “It’s secure to open markets It’s secure to open airports It’s secure to carry elections It’s secure to open banks Nevertheless it’s not secure to open colleges, Ought to we are saying it’s as a result of the tutorial sector doesn’t generate cash for the Authorities. WeAreTired!!!!”


Fortunate Jack, on his half, stated: “It’s a disgrace that election and non secular actions have resumed however the establishments for constructing the inspiration for nationwide improvement continues to be barred from resuming actions.

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Ifeoluwa Akindumila stated: “If Market can reopen, Church buildings can reopen, Political Marketing campaign can happen, and Election can happen. Nothing ought to cease our College to reopen.


One other with a deal with, BnAttahir3, stated: “No to lose an educational 12 months, we’re secure on campuses and extra uncovered to hazard when On the markets, Parks, and motels. Savenigerianstudents.”


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