The Leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has expressed worry over the continuous closure of schools while businesses and markets have been opened and electioneering activities allowed to hold in various states including Ondo and Edo States. This was made known in a statement issued by Comrade Suleiman Muhammed Sarki, the Co-ordinator of NANS Zone C (Comprising of 10 North Central and North Eastern States with the exception of Niger and Bauchi States) in Maiduguri the Borno State Capital.
Comrade Sarki described the continuous closure of schools and recent refusal of Government to allow SS3 students participate in the West African Examination Council (WAEC) as “Unpatriotic”, calling for a reversal of the decision.
The Co-ordinator directed all Zonal Executives and State JCC Chairmen across the Ten (10) States of the Zone to mobilize for defiance of NCDC Protocols to press home their demands. The statement is presented bell as received;
“CONTINUOUS CLOSURE OF SCHOOLS: A MADNESS THAT REQUIRES URGENT TREATMENT BY CONFRONTATION ~ NANS ZONE C
“Education is the key that unlocks the golden door to freedom.”—George Washington Carver.
The attitude of government towards the continuous closure of schools, has further revealed the unpatriotic agenda of Nigeria’s ruling class, which is aimed at denying the children of the poor and the downtrodden access to education. We are all aware that, the children of these bourgeoisies are not studying in our nation’s public institutions. Therefore, “the denial of a right, is an invitation to fight for it”
“It is disheartening to note that the most disorganized public domain in Nigeria (markets and viewing centers) are open for businesses while intellectual hubs remain verifiably under locks, this is not only an injustice on the Nigerian populace but a madness that might requires urgent treatment by confrontation”.
“In this pandemic era, some states electoral commissions have held local government elections and political parties in Ondo are planning to hold primary election, while in Edo, campaigns are about to kickoff, all these are happening while the fate and future of our SS3 students and those due to write Jamb remain at stake due to nonchalant attitude of the Federal Government towards the uncertainty of this year’s Secondary School Certificate Examinations (SSCE)”.
“In view of the above, the leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Zone C implores her Zonal Executives and JCC Chairmen within the zone to kick start preparation, as we get ready to defy all NCDC protocol to demand for reopening of our institutions”.
“Enough of this madness”.
“Suleiman Muhammad Sarki CNS
Coordinator NANS zone C.
17 July, 2020″.