Rivers State Disclaimer on Closure of Schools for 2 Weeks

Rivers State Ministry of Education Issues Disclaimer / Debunks Rumour on Alleged Closure of both Primary and Secondary Schools in the State for Two (2) Weeks.

The attention of the Rivers State Ministry of Education has been drawn to a FAKE NEWS trending in the Social Media, purportedly signed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, to the effect that the State Governor has ordered the closure of schools in the State for two weeks with effect from 22 January, 2021.

The Ministry of Education hereby categorically states that the news is false, and should be treated as FAKE NEWS. It is the handiwork of fraudsters and mischief makers who derive pleasure in misleading members of the public and causing confusion.

Appropriate steps will be taken to fish out the mischief-makers, so they can be brought to book in accordance with extant laws of the country.

By this refutal, teachers, pupils and students parents and guardians and the general public are invited to ignore the mischievous and misleading information.

Prof. Kaniye S.A. Ebeku
Honourable Commissioner for Education, Rivers State