EndSARS: Ondo Shuts Down Schools As Protests Intensify
Following the recent violence and extreme tension centered around the #EndSARS protests, the Ondo State government has been forced to effect the closure of all schools in the state.
The State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, declared that the pupils and students of both private and public schools within the state should remain at home effective from Wednesday, October 21st, 2020.
He added that the directive became necessary due to the engulfing nationwide protests and the need to ensure safety of both students and staff.
The statement reads,
“I have directed that all schools that resumed on Monday 19th October 2020 are closed for the meantime from tomorrow 21st October 2020 because of the engulfing nationwide protest and the need to ensure safety of our students and staff.
Parents and the public are to note this directive and all schools are to comply. Any inconvenience is regretted, while the State Government would ensure resumption of our schools as soon as possible”.