Covid-19: Govt gives clarification on reopening schools

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On Monday the Kogi State government has made clarification on a directive making the rounds that schools in the State should immediately reopen.

On monday Reports emerged, particularly on social media, that the government has directed schools principals and teachers to resume on Monday, 15th June 2020.

However, Mrs. Cecilia Cook, the Executive Chairman, Kogi State Science, Technical Education and Teaching Service Commission (STETSCOM), denied the report, describing the rumour as the handiwork of mischief makers.

Speaking through the Information Officer, Mr. Onighaye Talabi, she said that the commission lacked the authority to direct schools to reopen.

“We cannot reopen schools, because it is not within our mandate. It is only the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology that reserves the right.

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“The Executive Chairman of STETSCOM has not directed schools to reopen. Schools will definitely resume soon. The principals and teachers should disregard the report as it is not true,” she said.

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