#SAVENIGERIANSTUDENTS: Nigerian Students Protest Continued Closure Of Schools In The Country By The Government On Social Media
Nigerian students comprising secondary, university, polytechnics, colleges of educations and others have taken to micro blogging platforms, twitter, Facebook and Instagram to protest the continued closure of schools in the country by the government. This is coming as the government have released guidelines for resumptions recently but without a fixed date for reopening. Today also, the government asked school owners in the country to prepare for resumption and submit feedback as there are indications schools in the country may resume by September.
Using the hashtag #SAVENIGERIANSTUDENTS, the students called the attention of government at all levels in the country to heed the calls by students and some stakeholders alike to reopen schools in the country.
The online protest which we learnt was organised by heads of student unions in the various institutions in Nigeria and their PPROs, gained relevance on various social media platforms. On twitter for instance, as at the time of filling this, there were more than 16k tweets with the hashtag and the trend is number 2 in Nigeria.
Below are some tweets from the students protest online;
The Greatest Nigerian students!!!
Aluta!Aluta! Aluta scatter, scatter emergency, emergency competency, competency effecientcy, effecientcy transparency.Aluta BOOM.. I urge all Nigerian Students to join the campaign#SAVENIGERIANSTUDENTS #SAVEYOURFUTURE pic.twitter.com/bBFnzS0iSb
— Comr. Sadee (@isah_sadi) July 17, 2020
— The Adeniyi Plug (@TheOnlyAdeniyi) July 17, 2020
Only 1 case of Corona in a department and
– the entire department will self isolate
– the people in his lodge/hostel will self isolate
– those he/she got in contact with on the road too.
— Papi Jay 🤴 (@JohnMarsAuto) 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
It is safe to open markets
It is safe to open airports
It is safe to hold elections
It is safe to open banks
— 🌻Beebah 💎 (@Habeebah_ade) July 17, 2020
— Akinsolare john oluwatobi (@sir_jonnygrate) July 17, 2020
If Market can reopen, Churches can reopen, Political Campaign can take place, and Election can take place.
Nothing should stop our School to reopen.#FutureIsAtStake #SAVENIGERIANSTUDENTS pic.twitter.com/GrVnnwV7sX
— Ifeoluwa akindumila (@Ifeoluwaakindu1) July 17, 2020
Some students also made light of the protest, see some comic responses below;
— Anumaka kingsley 🇳🇬 (@kings_newboy) July 17, 2020
— .🕵️♂️🌿 (@najibweeder) July 17, 2020
— Emmy Wise (@Emmy_Wise10) July 17, 2020
— CHIEF OTUNBA👑 (@chief_otunba) July 17, 2020
Recall that schools in the country have been under lock and keys since mid march when the government ordered full closure of schools and all learning facilities in the country to contain the corona virus disease.
The corona virus disease has killed more than 300,000 people globally with infection rate crossing over 11million.