Bayero University, Kano (BUK) has debunked rumours of a reported case of coronavirus in the school.
This was made known in a statement by Lamara Garba, secretary of information and publication.
According to the statement, there had been rumours of a case in the university but he described this as fake news.
“The attention of the Management of Bayero University, Kano has been drawn to a fake news item making the rounds about the reported case of Corona Virus in the University.
“We wish to state unequivocally clear that, there has never been a case of Corona virus in the University whatsoever. For the avoidance of doubt, the University was shut down since Friday, 20th March, 2020 in line with the directives by the Federal Ministry of Education and all students have already vacated the hostel of residence.
“We are particularly disturbed that some heartless individuals will fabricate fake news using a screen short of a reputable news organization knowing that it will cause panic not only within the University, but within the Kano environment and beyond.”
The management of the school therefore appealed to members of the public to disregard the purported news saying it has taken all necessary measures to protect all members of the University community (staff and students) from the dreaded COVID19.