Federal government’s decision to close down schools has caused serious apprehension among students.
President Muhammadu Buhari
Thousands of Nigerian students have gone online using social media platforms to protest on Friday over Federal Government directives against school resumption, following an increase in COVID-19 cases across the country.
Recall that on July 8, the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, had suspended Nigerians students from participating in this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examinations, WASSCE, earlier scheduled for August 4.
According to the minister, it is preferable for the students to lose an academic year than to be exposed to COVID-19.
The students in the early hours of Friday on Twitter, used the hashtag #SAVENIGERIANSTUDENTS to express their bitterness over the continued closure of schools by the government.
While some of the protesters hurled insults at the government for cancelling national examinations, others begged the authorities to reconsider their stance.
One of the protesters, Akinsolare John, under the hashtag said: “God no go shame us oo… FG we dey beg una oo. I say NO to lose an academic year!!! I say YES to safe reopening of schools!!!”
Another user, Ms Beebah, said: “It is safe to open markets It is safe to open airports It is safe to hold elections It is safe to open banks But it’s not safe to open schools, Should we say it’s because the educational sector doesn’t generate money for the Government. WeAreTired!!!!”
Lucky Jack, on his part, said: “It’s a shame that election and religious activities have resumed but the institutions for building the foundation for national development is still barred from resuming activities.
Ifeoluwa Akindumila said: “If Market can reopen, Churches can reopen, Political Campaign can take place, and Election can take place. Nothing should stop our School to reopen.
Another with a handle, BnAttahir3, said: “No to lose an academic year, we’re safe on campuses and more exposed to danger when At the markets, Parks, and hotels. Savenigerianstudents.”
Apart from the dead, the next set of people I feel for in Nigeria are students.
Their lives are being ruined, and not many know how to make the most of it #SAVENIGERIANSTUDENTS
— Uncle Majek Fashek (@ij_kush) July 17, 2020
Federal Government should better hear our cry, and reopen our schools.#SAVENIGERIANSTUDENTS pic.twitter.com/cFCqIzCTfq
— laflame 🔥 (@dah_mayor) July 17, 2020
If you can reopen market, nothing should stop you in reopening schools pic.twitter.com/1MeH8zM1kc
— Yinka Adewumi Moralist (@Yinkadewumi) July 17, 2020
Na site we dey likdis dey wait for our 2k. May God bless all hustlers our there. #SAVENIGERIANSTUDENTS #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/lsVdI96SOb
— CHIEF OTUNBA👑 (@chief_otunba) July 17, 2020
It is safe to open markets
It is safe to open airports
It is safe to hold elections
It is safe to open banks
But it’s not safe to open schools ,Should we say it’s because the educational sector doesn’t generate money for the Government.. WeAreTired!!!!#SAVENIGERIANSTUDENTS pic.twitter.com/0h5XnY1aNl
— 🌻Beebah 💎 (@Habeebah_ade) July 17, 2020
We are tired of sitting at home, head is getting heavy, brain is getting dull, errands are getting too much, body is getting too fat, house rent is wasting, other things are accumulating and future plans are getting delayed.😭🙏🏽
— #LifeOfAnExtrovert 🔋🚀 (@_Abdulquyum) July 17, 2020
Some of our (rich) colleagues are still studying abroad. Peoples with silver spoon. We are here roaming on streets.
Our Academic Year Matters Too Please 🙏😭@MBuhari @aishambuhari @NigeriaGov pic.twitter.com/B34mDCLFhh
— Hassan Tilde (@tilde_hassan) July 17, 2020
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— I Don’t Want To Die With A Tumor In My Brain (@IDontWantToDi12) July 17, 2020
By the time federal government opens school some students yam will be ready for harvesting. #SAVENIGERIANSTUDENTS pic.twitter.com/oQwbkqHjLX
— The Adeniyi Plug (@TheOnlyAdeniyi) July 17, 2020
Unserious student when they see this trend #SAVENIGERIANSTUDENTS pic.twitter.com/GxP0qaqyzH
— Emmy Wise (@Emmy_Wise10) July 17, 2020
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