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Kano State Governor shuts down schools

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has directed the closure of all private and non-private schools within the state with quick impact.

This was contained in a press release signed by the state Commissioner for Education, Sanusi Kiru, a replica of which was made out there to newsmen in Kano on Wednesday morning.

Even although no purpose was given for the closure of the schools, however the closure is probably not unconnected to a spike in instances of COVID-19 in some elements of the nation, which led to the closure of schools in some states together with Kaduna and Jigawa.

“Parents whose children are in boarding schools are to also arrange and convey their children/ wards back home from tomorrow, Wednesday, 16th December 2020,” Kiru said.

“All inconveniences are regretted.”

No reason was given for the shutdown but it may not be unconnected to the rise in COVID-19 cases or the insecurity in the country.

Last weekend, over 300 schoolboys were abducted by gunmen in Kankara, Katsina state.

So far, Nigeria has recorded 74,123 cases of the disease. While 66,494 patients have been discharged, 1,200 people have died.

In Kano, 1,913 cases of COVID-19 have been recorded.The state has the ninth highest number of cases after Lagos, the federal capital territory (FCT), Kaduna, Plateau, Oyo, Rivers, Edo and Ogun.

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The move might also not be unconnected to the current abduction of over 300 schoolboys from Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State.

Similarly, the Kano State Government has directed the quick closure of all private and non-private well being coaching establishments within the state.

The affected coaching well being establishments embrace School of Basic/Post Basic Nursing and Midwifery, School of Health Technology and School of Hygiene.

SOURCE: PUNCHNG

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