The Anambra State Government has shifted school activities to Saturday following the sit-at-home order by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The secessionist group had since June 2021, ordered and enforced a sit-at-home every Monday in the Southeast following the rearrest of its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
Despite pressure from stakeholders from across the country, urging the group to cancel the order, they have insisted, even threatening a total lockdown of the region
NDREPORTERS reports that economic activities in some parts of the region have suffered setbacks as shops, financial institutions, markets are shut from dust to dawn every Monday, since June.
A circular by the State Government at the weekend directed schools in the state to hold classes on Saturdays to make up for the lost time.
Private and public schools are now to conduct Saturday lessons beginning from 8am to 1pm.
The circular reads: “I am directed by the ES to inform you that the Anambra State Govt has approved Saturdays as school days in place of Mondays.
“All HMs are to notify teachers, pupils as well as parents about the new development. Quality Assurance supervision and every other supervision henceforth will hold on Saturdays.
“Every permission for absent from classes on Saturdays must be addressed to the Executive Chairman ASUBBEB through the E S following due process. Saturday classes will commence on 30/10/21 ie next week