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Kano State Government has warned all private school proprietors who refused to comply with government directives to do so or face the wrath of the law..

Schools closure: Comply with govt. directives or… 

 

By SalisuBaso

 

Kano State Government has warned all private school proprietors who refused to comply with government directives for the closure of all public and private schools in the state aimed at curtailing the spread of COVID-19 to do so or face the wrath of the law.

 

The State Commissioner of Education, Malam Muhammad Sanusi Sa’idu Kiru gave the warning to that effect while briefing pressmen in his office.

 

He stated that any unpatriotic proprietor who fails to comply with the directives will face the cancellation of his registration certificate and also be prosecuted in court.

 

The Commissioner disclosed that a high-powered task force committee has been constituted that will go round to ensure compliance, stressing that no stone will be left unturned in that direction.

 

He said that “a number of reports reaching the Ministry revealed that some unpatriotic private school proprietors had shun the directives issued by the state government by refusing to close down their schools.”

 

The Commissioner explained that the Ministry, in collaboration with the Office of the Secretary to the State Government would hold a meeting with teachers of 50 Tsangaya schools on the issue of the almajiri child roaming the major streets of the state.

 

The aim of the meeting according to the commissioner, is to come up with modalities of curtailing the menace of street begging in the state as well as preventing the threat of the evil COVID-19.

 

He said those found roaming the streets would be returned to their states of origin.

 

He, however, expressed the commitment of the state government of exploring all possible avenues to ensure the prevention of the deadly virus in Kano.

 

While appreciating the role of the media in publicising the activities of the ministry and the state government at large, he urged them to further support the government in the fight against the COVID-19, according to a statement by Aliyu Yusuf, Chief Public Relations Officer of the ministry.

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