Kogi Government Dispels Rumours of School Reopening
Kogi State Government has debunked rumours going the round on Social Media that it has directed schools to resume today, 15th June 2020.
A report on Social Media had alleged that the Executive Chairman, Kogi State Science, Technical Education and Teaching Service Commission (STETSCOM), Mrs. Cecilia Cook directed school Principals and Teachers to resume on Monday.
In a swift reaction, the STETSCOM Executive Chairman described the rumour as the handiwork of mischief makers.
Mrs. Cook who spoke through the Information Officer of the Commission, Mr. Onighaye Alfred Talabi said the Commission does not have the powers to direct schools to reopen except the Ministry Of Education, Science and Technology.
“We cannot reopen schools because it is not within the mandate of the, it is only the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology under the leadership of our pragmatic Commissioner, Hon. Wemi Jones.” He said.
According to him, “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. As a Commission, we disassociate ourselves from it.”