By Chinenye Festus:-
The Kastina State government through its State Ministry of Education has ordered Principals Of Government schools to with immediate effect put a stop to all Whatsapp and Facebook groups in their respective schools.
Also, this warning is applicable to government workers as they are to desist from using social media platforms to comment on the activities of the government be it in a good or bad light.
The circular dated December 7 came from the Zonal Education Quality Assurance of the Katsina State Ministry of Education has its title as
“Abolishing of Whatsapp group in our schools” was signed by one Muhammad Sada Dikko, for the Zonal Coordinator and was and was distributed to all heads and principals of public schools in the state.
The circular reads:
“I am directed to write and inform all the principals to direct the various Group Admin in their respective schools to wipe out the so-called school Whatsapp.
The abolishing of this group becomes necessary due to the multiple postings being made, which create problems and insubordination between the school authority and its staff.
“Principals should also remind their staff about the government circular that prohibits any civil servant from commenting positively or negatively on government activities on Facebook or Whatsapp.”
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