The honorable Minister of Education, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau following his meeting with stake holders and commissioners in the education sector decided to do away with the idea of shutting school down during the elections.
According to him this will likely disrupt academic calendar.
However, this seems not to have gone down well with students. Some students of OAU aired their opinions, below is excerpts of their comments;
According to a student, “This is a criminal way of supporting the disenfranchisement of Great Ife students in the coming elections.”
Another student who commented said “I registered for the INEC adhoc job because of the money involved so that I will be able to pay the increased school fees come next semester but with the no election break announcement, I am seriously confused.”
“I pray we have a peaceful election but anything can happen and so, we should see beyond now.
2011 is still fresh in memory! What will the school authorities do if any violence breaks out after the election? Disperse students into the violence? You see the decision to keep students in school is not making any sense” a student said.