The Katsina State Government has reportedly placed a ban on the use of Facebook and Whatsapp in all government schools across the state.
It also banned social media usage among civil servants in the state.
This was revealed in a circular signed by Muhammad Sada Dikko on behalf of the Zonal Coordinator, Katsina State Ministry of Education and sent to all heads and principals of public schools in the state.
The circular also states that all principals should abolish all existing Whatsapp groups in their respective schools.
The letter gave the reason for the decision to be that it was due to the various postings being made which created problems between the school authority and staff.
The government has also directed workers not to use Facebook to comment on its activities, either positively or negatively.
The circular, dated December 7 and titled, “Abolishing of WhatsApp group in our schools” 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.”