By Shina Abubakar – Osogbo
Osun state government has warned schools in the state not to resume on January 4, 2021 as earlier scheduled as new date would be announced in due course.
The state government, through the ministry of Education said coronavirus reality would not permit schools to reopen as scheduled on the calendar.
A public service announcement issued on Thursday and signed by C.K Olaniyan on behalf of the Honourable Commissioner for Education in the state, warned that any school that flouts the order will be shut down.
The statement reads, “The Ministry of Education is overwhelmed by the enquires from the Public and Private school owners about the school resumption date as earlier stated in the published School Calendar which puts resumption date on 4th January, 2021.
“The Ministry of Education wishes to state in clear terms that the prevailing Public health circumstances especially those that relate to Covid-19 pandemic has compelled the state to take precautions.
“Therefore the Ministry of Education, in conjunction with the Ministry of Health will come up with the realistic date of school resumption which the Government will consider to determine a new date other than the 4th January, 2021.
“Parents are therefore advised to continue to take custody of their children and wards while Private school owners are warned not to reopen under any guise.
“Contradiction shall attract closure of such a school.”