#SAVENIGERIANSTUDENTS: Nigerian Students Protest Continued Closure Of Schools In The Country

#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;

Some students also made light of the protest, see some comic responses below;

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.


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