Monday, 11 July 2016

Schools remain closed in Oyo, Despite directive to Reopen

Despite the Oyo State government’s directives for schools to reopen in the state on Monday, reports have it that schools have remained closed. Both teaching and non-teaching staff were absent from the schools visited as the gates remained shut.

Students were seen already dressed in their school uniforms in the morning but they could not enter the school premises. Both primary and secondary schools’ gates were not opened after four weeks of closure, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

The State Government had announced the re-opening of public schools in the state with effect from Monday. This directive was contained in a statement signed by Mr Toye Arulogun, the state’s Commissioner for Information,Culture and Tourism.

According to Arulogun, the State Government decided to reopen the schools with effect from Monday July 11, excluding the 17 schools that participated in the June 6 violent demonstration.

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