Insecurity, Covid-19: Kano State orders immediate closure of schools
Kano State Government on Tuesday ordered the closure of all public and private schools in the state with immediate effect, Mr Sanusi Kiru, Commissioner for Education announced.
No official reason was given but it was gathered that the government took the action because of growing insecurity in the north and the recent surge in Covid-19 infections.
Kirk, who gave the directive in a statement issued in Kano, urged parents to take their children from their various schools.
“Parents whose children are in boarding schools are to also arrange and convey their children/wards back home from Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020.
“All inconveniences are regretted,” the commissioner said.
The directive came three days to the end of the third term.
All schools in the state are expected to close on Friday, Dec. 18.
Recently, more than 300 students in a boarding school at Kankara Local Government Area of the neighbouring Katsina State were abducted.
Also, the Kano State Government had expressed concerns over the sudden upsurge in COVID-19 cases in the State, where 85 persons recently tested positive in a space of 10 days.