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Covid-19: Kano Threatens To Prosecute Erring Private School Proprietors

BY MOHD DANLAMI

Kano state government has threatened to prosecute any erring private school proprietor found violating directives to shut down schools in the state.

DPH NEWS Recall that the government had over the weekend directed that all schools should close from last Monday, 23rd March, 2020 as part of measure to curtail the spread of the raging coronavirus.

The state Commsioner of Education, Malam Muhammad Sanusi Sa’idu Kiru sounded the warning on erring proprietors while briefing pressmen in his office on Tuesday.

Kiru said all private schools proprietors that refused to comply with the government’s directives for the closure of all public and private schools in Kano will face the wrath of the law.

“Any unpatriotic proprietor that failed to comply with the directives will face the cancellation of his registration certificate and also be prosecuted to court.

“A high powered task force Committee has been constituted that will go round to ensure compliance, that no stone will be left unturned in that direction.

“A number of reports reaching the Ministry revealed that some unpatriotic private schools 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 roaming about of the almajiri child in 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 Kano as well as preventing the threat of the evil Covid-19.

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

He however, Expressed the commitment of the Kano state government by exploring all possible avenues to ensure the prevention of the deadly Corona Virus in Kano.

While appreciating the role of the media in publicizing 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.

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