- Schools across levels in Kano still remain closed as the state Covid-19 cases hit 1,190
- Kano ministry of education made this confirmation amid reports the state government has lifted ban on education centres
- The state government also said it has cancelled second term academic calendar and urged the public to disregard fake news
Kano state government has denied plans to lift ban imposed on schools across levels in the state following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Reacting to mounting rumours that the state has lifted the ban on education centres, having set up a committee to review the risk of the reopening schools, Kano ministry of education described the purported report as fake news.
Malam Aliyu Yusuf, chief press secretary, in a statement on Monday, June 22, said the Kano government has suspended second term academic calendar, Leadership reports.
“The ministry also wishes to debunk a widely circulated rumour that a directive was issued to private schools to suspend online lessons for their students.
“Government has already suspended the second term academic activities, especially test and conduct of examinations."
Yusuf said Kano has sent circular to all school operators in the state to that effect but there are reports that some schools are defying the government's orders.
“Some of these schools went as far as collecting huge amounts as cost of data and the online classes. This is a clear violation of the directive given by the Kano State Government," Yusuf added.
He said the government will place a necessary sanction on those who violated the directives, urging the members of the public to disregard the fake rumour.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that following the increase in cases of coronavirus in the country, the federal government has warned the state governments against the reopening of schools because of pressure from the children and parents.
The minister of state for education, Chukwuemaka Nwajiuba, who spoke on Monday, June 22, while reacting to questions at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, also said the Federal Ministry of Education did not give Oyo state any guidance to reopen schools.
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