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Ganduje Threatens Proprietors Of Kano State Schools

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The Kano State Government has threatened to cancel the third academic session of the state if proprietors of private schools fail to reduce school fees by 25 percent before November 1.

The state Commissioner for Education, Malam Muhammad Sanusi Kiru, made this disclosure on Thursday, October 29.

A statement signed by the Chief Public Relations Officer of the ministry, Aliyu Yusuf, emphasised that the ministry would be left with no option than to cancel in totality the third term of the 2019/2020 academic session should the proprietors and proprietresses of private schools across the state fail to adhere to the directive.

Kiru explained that the decision of the ministry became necessary in consideration of the hard economic condition being experienced as a result of the lockdown occasioned by the menace of COVID-19.

His words: “I set up two parallel ad-hoc committees to discuss with owners of private schools on the percentage of school fees they are to reduce as done in about four to five states or we cancel the third term totally so that the academic calendar will commence with a new session in January 2021.

“Proprietors of private schools should show signs of appreciation for the support they enjoyed from the state government and extend the same magnanimity to the people of Kano state. The commissioner assured the people of the state that if by November 1, there is no positive response, the ministry would be left with no option than to take such a revolutionary decision in the public interest.”

Recall that the state government had directed the reopening of private and public schools from October 11 after over six months of closure due to the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic.

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