Katsina bans WhatsApp groups in schools
The Kastina State Government bans WhatsApp groups as medium of communication between Teachers and students.
Civil Servants were also involved in the social media clampdown, preventing them from Commenting on Facebook posts about the government activities, either positively or negatively.
The circular, MOE/ZDKT/ADG/VOL.1, came from the Zonal Education Quality Assurance of the Katsina State Ministry of Education and was sent to all heads and principals of public schools in the state.
The circular, dated December 7 and titled, “Abolishing of Whatsapp group in our schools” was signed by one Muhammad Sada Dikko, for the Zonal Coordinator.
The Circular read:
“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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