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Report that we plan to reopen schools in November fake, says FG

The Federal Government, through the Ministry of Education has distanced itself from a press release spread on the social media which states that schools will reopen in November, report it as fake and confusing.

Director, Press and Public Relations of the ministry, Mr Ben Bem Goong, while reacting to the development on Wednesday in Abuja, said no such press statement issue from the ministry.

While the Federal Government instruct the shutdown of schools to prevent the spread of coronavirus pandemic, plans are already on by the Federal Government in partnership with the state governments to explore the possibility of online learning to bridge the gab.

He narrate the release as the handiwork of an “illiterate, who, going by the content of his release, also appears to be mental.”

“The ministry is asking parents, students and the general public to ignore the release in its aggregate There is no iota of truth about the release,” he said.

He said, unusual, the letter is on a fake letter head, fake information with untrustworthy content to mislead the public.

He said: “The ministry will no longer take such information for granted especially when it posses the capacity to mislead a large number of innocent Nigerians.”

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