The Ekiti State government has ordered the immediate closure of both private and public schools in the state for the rest of the week following the continuous EndSARS protest which has grounded activities in the state.
The Commissioner for Education, Dr Olabimpe Aderiye noted that the decision of the government to close down schools is to ensure the safety of students and their teachers.
According to the statement signed by the Chief Information Officer, Abimbola Dada, the commissioner said, ” The Ekiti State Government has ordered the closure of all private and public schools in the state for the rest of the week.
The Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Dr Olabimpe Aderiye gave the order as a proactive step to safeguard the lives of our pupils, students, teachers and other staff members who are finding it difficult to get to their respective schools.”
She, however, added that academic activities would resume across the 16 local government areas on Monday 26th October 2020.