Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has directed all schools in Ibadan to resume academic activities from Monday, October 26, 2020.
The latest development was made known via a press statement by the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Olasunkanmi Olaleye, on Sunday.
The statement, which was titled ‘Oyo reopens schools in Ibadan after #EndSARS protests’, quoted the governor as saying “the reopening followed a review of the situation in Ibadan metropolis”.
“His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde, directed the closure of schools in Ibadan metropolis on Tuesday, 20th of October, 2020, following the #EndSARS protests that rocked the state.
“His Excellency had, in a message to the people of Oyo State, stated that the situation will be reviewed on Friday, 23rd October, 2020.
“Following a review of the situation as earlier promised, the state government is happy to observe that normalcy has returned to the state in the aftermath of the protests.
“His Excellency, Governor Makinde, appreciates the youths who have been cooperating with security operatives to maintain peace, while assuring them that their demands are being addressed,” the statement read.