Monkeypox rumour: Send children back to school, Enugu govt begs parents. The state commissioner for Education, Prof. Uche Eze, in a statement on Friday, said that his ministry’s investigation revealed that the monkeypox news had been found out to be untrue and unfounded.
“We are appealing to parents to do the needful by sending their wards and children back to school.
“The ministry had taken appropriate pro-active steps to ensure that our schools are safe and no unauthorized and unapproved activities are carried out in any school in the state. Due to Monkeypox rumour: Send children back to school, Enugu govt begs parents.
On Wednesday, virtually all schools in South East abruptly suspended academic activities over an unconfirmed rumour of vaccination being administered on pupils in primary schools by soldiers.
It was alleged that some military personnel were forcing people to engage in a free medical vaccination and were been injected with monkeypox virus. Monkeypox rumour: Send children back to school, Enugu govt begs parents.
Parents in the state, especially in Enugu metropolis, quickly withdrew their children and wards from schools as early as 10 a.m. that fateful day.
While some schools, which gates were locked with padlocks, were forced open. Some of them had their gates damaged due to the stampede to get the children out from schools.