Pupils in at least 15 states in the country will not return to their classrooms today as directed by the Federal Government. This is because teachers are insisting that safety measures must be put in place to protect them and their pupils from contracting the deadly Ebola Virus Disease.
Lagos and Ogun, governments opted not to comply with the September 22 date until necessary Ebola safety kits were put in place in their schools. The gates of the 104 Unity Schools in the country will be shut from today as their teachers commence an industrial action.
The other states where normal academic activities will not resume are Rivers, Oyo, Ekiti, Osun, Benue, Niger, Zamfara, Adamawa, Kano, Kwara, Kogi, Akwa Ibom and Ebonyi states.
Teachers in Lagos will be on duty today but pupils will remain at home until October 8.