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Group condemns IPOB for Monday, Thursday sit-at-home, appeals for total suspension

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A gaggle, Coalition of South East Youth Leaders, COSEYL, an umbrella physique of all of the youth organisations within the South East has condemned the management of the Indigenous Folks of Biafra (IPOB), for ordering a sit-at-home train on Thursday, regardless of having held one on Monday.

The group additionally referred to as on IPOB to rethink its subsequent week’s two-day sit-at-home slated for Monday and Tuesday.

IPOB had in a press launch mentioned to have been issued by IPOB Spokesperson, Emma Highly effective mentioned the southeast zone would on Tuesday 14th September maintain a sit-at-home in commemoration of the invasion of The house of its chief, Nnamdi Kanu in Umuahia in 2017.

However COSEYL in a press launch signed by its President-Normal, Goodluck Egwu Ibem, and the Secretary-Normal, Comrade Kanice Igwe described the directive as insensitive.

The discharge mentioned: “That is due to our college students that will probably be writing their English Language within the ongoing WAEC examination and its opposed financial impact on so many households within the South East who is determined by each day menial jobs to feed their households.

“It isn’t a hidden info that our SS3 secondary faculty college students will probably be writing their English Language topic on Monday being thirteenth September, 2021 and will probably be the worst self damage for anybody to ask these college students whose most mother and father did some menial jobs like pushing wheelbarrows, aiding folks take away weeds of their farms and different menial jobs to lift cash to enroll their youngsters for the mentioned examination.

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“A few of the mother and father are widows who’ve no person to assist them pay their childrens faculty charges and different sundry funds.”

The group mentioned asking the scholars to sit-at-home on Monday when different college students everywhere in the nation and different West African nations are writing the identical examination is the worst disservice anybody can do to our college students.

“Lest we neglect, a few of these college students have written their Jamb exams, scored good grades now wanting for the WAEC outcomes to proceed their training in increased establishment of studying.

“Some enterprise women and men within the zone took mortgage from banks or different personal monetary organisations to finance their companies and in most case, a few of them used their residential buildings which is likely to be their solely hope as collateral to safe the mentioned mortgage.

“It’s grossly insensitive to ask such a enterprise man or girl to remain at house on Monday and Tuesday leaving her or him with solely three days within the week to do his enterprise which is grossly insensitive,” the group mentioned.

The group added folks sat at house on Monday and Thursday this week, and that sitting at house once more on Monday and Tuesday will probably be disastrous.

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