The ongoing #EndSARS protest sweeping across the country is taking its toll on economic and social activities in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
Secondary schools have taken steps to shut schools especially in the metropolis of the Federal Capital as fears of disruption by the protests pervade.
Parents in schools in the FCT suburbs, unsure of the situation, made calls to the schools authorities to find out if they will also shut their schools.
A parent in one of the schools sent the following enquiry to the management of her children’s school to know their position on the development.
“Good morning management and school admin, will school open today cos most schools in Abuja had contacted parents that their schools will be shutdown today so as to the study protest situation and road blocking.
“Let’s know the decision of your school on time this morning to know if school will be on or off to avoid having our kids caught up in the protest drama. Even NECO sent message that the ongoing SS3 exam has been suspended cos of the protest too,” the parent probed.
A member of management of the school replied; “Dear esteemed parent, be informed that the school is open for activities today. Only schools in affected areas will not be open”.
The #EndSARS protests over brutality, extortion and killings by operatives of the Nigeria police is in its 12th day and spreading into major cities of the world. The Nigerian government appears confused about how to address the demand of the protesters.