The attention of the Rivers State Ministry of Education has been drawn to a fake news peddled on
social media by mischief makers, that the Ministry has ordered public or private schools in the state to pay the sum of 50,000 Naira for online classes and also directed the purchase of DVDs by pupils and students at the cost of 1200 Naira.
The Ministry states categorically that the said information is false and should be discountenanced .
The Rivers State Ministry of Education at no time issued any of such directive, formally or informally.
The Ministry has no CD to sell, won't sell any of such and has not authorised anyone to sell such to pupils and students.
Consultations with stakeholders are still ongoing on the issue of feasibility of online resumption for third term, and the Ministry has only advised schools to check the UBEC website and use free online platform for their teaching.
The general public is STRONGLY advised to ignore the said Directives, as they do not reflect the position of the Rivers State Ministry of Education.
People should please cross-check information before publication. Rest assured that the Ministry of Education, as a responsible State agency, will not give insensitive or irresponsible Directives.
Signed
Professor Kaniye Ebeku
Hon.Commissioner for Education