OSUN State Government on Wednesday warned private school owners in the state against illegal reopening of schools.
A statement by the State Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode, said government had it on good authority that some private schools were 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.
The statement titled, ‘Public Service Announcement’, insisted that reopening the school would be “illegal, an infraction and a flagrant disregard for the guidelines of both the state and Federal Government.
“Only 188 schools and 13,177 students that have been duly registered for WASSCE in the state of Osun are licensed by the state and Federal Government’s guidelines.”
Egbemode then warned that any private school not registered for WASSCE, but found operating under the cover of the partial reopening, would face the full wrath of the law.