Osun State government on Wednesday said it would not hesitate to prosecute private schools owners intending to take advantage of the partial reopening of schools to commence normal schooling activities.
A statement issued by the state’s Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode, disclosed that the state government was aware of the move by some private schools owners to hide under the opening of schools for the conduct of West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) to begin regular school programme.
She added that such action would amount to an infraction of the federal and state governments guidelines on the prevention of the spread of coronavirus pandemic, saying anyone caught involved in the act would face the full wrath of the law.
The statement reads, “Osun State Government has it on good authority that some private schools are planning to reopen under the cover of the partial reopening of schools to students in exit classes for the purpose of writing the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
“Doing this would be illegal, an infraction and a flagrant disregard for the guidelines of both the State and Federal Government. (Vanguard)