THE Kano State Government says it would sanction schools holding online examinations despite the closure of learning institutions occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic across the country.
According to The PUNCH, the state government disclosed this in a statement by the Ministry of Education in which it also dismissed reports that it was considering the reopening of schools, describing it as “fake”.
It, however, said the ministry received proposed guidelines for school reopening from the Federal Ministry of Education for review.
“Kano State, like other states, received a document from the Federal Ministry of Education containing proposed guidelines to be put in place whenever it is appropriate to re-open schools. The government was asked to review the document and give our input.
“The Ministry of Education constituted an Ad-hoc Committee to undertake the assignment. Its input will be transmitted back to the Federal Education Ministry,” the statement partly read.
The ministry stressed that online classes are encouraged in the state but directed all private schools to desist from conducting assessment tests and examinations online.