The Anambra state government in south-eastern Nigeria has added Saturday as an extra school day for students.
It comes as the region is confronting a weekly Monday sit-at-home order instituted by the separatist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (Ipob) to protest against the arrest of its leader Nnamdi Kanu.
This sit-at-home order has been plagued by violence, disruption in travel and education and economic losses each week.
The security and welfare of students and teachers is a priority, the state commissioner for information told BBC Igbo.
“We do not want Anambra state to lose its current competitive edge in education,” Don Adinuba added.
Parents have criticized the change of school days accusing the state government of being scared and unable to tackle security issues.
The commissioner however insists that the policy is a win-win.