#SAVENIGERIANSTUDENTS: Nigerian students resort to a nationwide protest

In the early hours of today, July 17th, 2020 Nigerian students has come out en masse to reply to the statement of the Hon. Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu some days ago that it is not safe to reopen schools. The minister said “Schools under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Education will not reopen on August 4 or any time soon.” he however continued that “Our schools will only open when we believe it is safe for our children and that is when the situation is right, not when the number of COVID-19 infection is going up in the nation.

“So, I just want to make that clear.”


This statement which stirred anger in the hearts of the students populace as they planned a nationwide protest through the various social media platforms with the hashtag #SAVENIGERIANSTUDENTS.

There has been various comments from the students with various words to depicts the fact that they are homesick and needs the schools opened without any further delay.

“We say no to loss of an academic year”, “Open Our Schools”, “Its 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” among other of the grievances shown by the students especially on Twitter where the hashtag is trending Number One in the country.

While there is no definite day of resumption for students, the federal government government released the guideline for reopening schools and till press time, the federal government of Nigeria under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari nor the concerned Minister of Education has responded to this protest.

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