The Kano state government has given ultimatum to the proprietors of private schools in the state to reduce school fees by 25% before November 1st, to avoid canceling of the third-term academic session.
It was reported that the state commissioner for education, Malam Muhammad Sanusi Kiru, made this open on Thursday, October 29.
It was also gathered that in a statement signed by the chief public relations officer of the ministry, Aliyu Yusuf, the commissioner emphasized that the ministry would be left with no option than to cancel in entirety the third term of the 2019/2020 academic session should the proprietors and proprietresses of private schools across the state fail to respond positively to the directive.
He explained that the decision of the ministry became necessary in consideration of the hard economic condition being experienced as a result of the lock down occasioned by the menace of COVID-19.
“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 reassures the people of the state that if by November 1, if there is no positive outcome, the ministry would be left with no choice other than to take such a revolutionary decision in the public interest.