The Honourable Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education Taraba State, Hon. Johaness Jigem addressed the purported information going round informing principals/proprietors of both public and private schools that directives for the reopening of schools have been giving by the ministry.
The Commissioner said the ministry did not give such directives and does not intend to do so.
He called those spreading the false news as enemies of the state and urged them to desist from such acts.
“It has come to the notice of the Ministry for Basic and Secondary Education Taraba State that some group of persons are going round informing principals/proprietors of both public and private schools that directives for the reopening of schools has been giving by the ministry.
“We want to quickly correct this false information which is capable of misleading the entire state and causing harm to the populace.
“The ministry did not give such directives and does not intend to do so.
“Those making rounds with this false news are no doubt enemies of the state and should as a matter of fact disist from such a act.
“The ministry wants to warn in strong terms that no school is permitted to re-open without the expressed permission of the government and any school be it private or public that re-opens by tomorrow Monday 4th May 2020 will be sanctioned accordingly and the principle/proprietor arrested and quarantine for bridging the executive orders giving by the state government to stay at home.
The Commissioner said that security operatives have been duly briefed to go round and arrest anyone found around the premises of any school.
Honorable Jigem call on all principals and proprietors to adhere to this strict warning and allow the gates of all Schools close for the safety and benefit of all until further notice and urged students to be more patience as they stay peacefully at home while we all wait for the end of this global threat.