We will miss Children’s Day celebration, lament pupils

Sat May 23rd, 2020 - Nationwide

No doubt, this year’s Children’s Day celebration, which comes up on Wednesday, May 27, would be somewhat different for the children, as the usual fanfare associated with the day would not be experienced, no thanks to the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic ravaging the world and halting most economic, social and academic activities.

Government, both federal and state, in their effort to curtail the spread of the virus, declared a lockdown on key sectors, including education, making all schools to shut down and pupils to study at home online via the virtual learning system to avoid unsettling the academic calendar.

Every year, schools engage in different activities, such as group outing, drama and party, among others, to commemorate the day, while most parents use the occasion to bond with their children/wards and cement their relationships.

The Guardian went to town to feel the pulse of the pupils and children, who lamented how the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted their plans for the day and every other thing, listing things they are going to miss, as well as their expectations from the government and their parents as the day approaches.




source: Guardian