Apparently ignoring the order by the Oyo State government that public schools be reopened, students and striking teachers shunned schools on Monday.
The state government, through Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr Toye Arulogun, had last Saturday ordered that public schools shut on June 6 due to students’ demonstration against government’s policies and actions be reopened on Monday.
Nigerian Tribune, on a survey around schools in Ibadan, the state capital, found out that while the gates of some public secondary schools remained locked, others whose gates were opened had no students or teachers turn up for resumption of school activities.
A few students, dressed in uniform, were seen loitering around their schools, in the morning, to ascertain happenings in their schools, only to return home on finding out that school activity remained zero.
It was gathered that some parents had also admonished their children and wards to remain home, arguing that it would amount to futility if their children resumed in schools whereas the teachers continued their strike action.