Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra STATE, also known as UNIZIK has made a u-turn; stayed its ongoing semester exams, owing to the “all-important commemoration of Biafra fallen Heroes” as announced by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
The tertiary institutution had said it would continue with their school (exam) schedules, not minding the Biafra holiday on May 31.
Students of the school, upon hearing this, began lamenting, writing to the IPOB leader to “call out UNIZIK administrators over their adamance to observing the sit-at-home”.
Reacting, the leader of IPOB, in a Radio Biafra broadcast Friday morning, admonished the (UNIZIK) school authorities to heed the call, in order not to jeopardize the life of the students as “no movement” were involved in the declaration.
Consequently, the authorities of Nnamdi Azikiwe University bowed to pressure; yielded to the sit-at-home order on May 31, and postponing their earlier announced exam, and a furtherance of two weeks vacation till June 11.
Just recently, there were speculations whether or not the traditional date, May 30, for Biafra Day, had been moved to May 31. But IPOB leadership clearly stated that “the former date remained unchanged except in extreme cases where the date falls on Saturday, or Sunday”.
Ozoemela Chikwas | Ihechukwu Iloduba reporting, Obinwannem News | May 29, 2021