The Kano State Government has played down on reports claiming that the state will reopen schools amid the COVID-19.
In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary, Malam Aliyu Yusuf, of the ministry of education in the state on Monday refuted reports claiming that it was considering the reopening of schools in the state.
Yusuf tagged the reports which claimed that a committee has been set up by the government to consider the reopening of the schools as “fake news”.
He said; “Kano State, like other states, received a document from the Federal Ministry of Education containing proposed guidelines to be put in place whenever it is appropriate to re-open schools, which we were asked to review and give our input.
“It was in the course of the review of the documents that the Ministry of Education constituted an Ad-hoc Committee to undertake the assignment. Its input will be transmitted back to the federal education ministry.
“The ministry also wishes to debunk a widely circulated rumor that a directive was issued to private schools to suspend online lessons for their students.
“This news is equally untrue as even the state government is conducting similar programs through radio and television stations,” Yusuf concluded.