Kano State Government has threatened to cancel the 3rd term of the 2019/2020 academic session for private and government school.
The State Commissioner of Education, Mal. Muhammad Sanusi Kiru made the threat on Wednesday on all Proprietors of Private Schools to reduce their school fees with a minimum of 25% or the Ministry will be left with no option than to cancel in totality.
A statement issued by Chief public Relation Officer, Ministry of Education, Aliyu Yusuf said Kiru said the decision of the ministry became necessary in consideration of the hard-economic condition experienced as a result of the lockdown due to the menace of Covid-19 which affected both socio-economic positions of the general public.
The Education Commissioner said: “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 4 – 5 states or we cancel the 3rd term totally so that the academic calendar will commence with a new session in January 2021.”
” Proprietors of Private Schools should show some sign of appreciation for the support they enjoyed from the State Government and extend the same magnanimity to the good people of Kano State,” the statement, added.
”Alh Kiru assured the good people of the State that if by 1st November 2020 there is no positive response, the Ministry would be left with no option than to take such a revolutionary decision in the public interest.”