The interest of the Rivers State Ministry of Education has been attracted to a FAKE NEWS trending withinside the Social Media, purportedly signed via way of means of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, to the impact that the State Governor has ordered the closure of colleges withinside the State for 2 weeks with impact from 22 January, 2021.
The Ministry of Education hereby categorically states that the information is false, and ought to be dealt with as FAKE NEWS. It is the handiwork of fraudsters and mischief makers who derive delight in deceptive individuals of the general public and inflicting confusion.
Appropriate steps may be taken to fish out the mischief-makers, so that they may be delivered to ee-e book according with extant legal guidelines of the country.
By this refutal, teachers, students and college students dad and mom and guardians and the overall public are invited to disregard the mischievous and deceptive information.
Prof. Kaniye S.A. Ebeku
Honourable Commissioner for Education, Rivers State