Kano considering reopening schools

Pupils in a classroom with their teacher at the Tsangaya Model Primary School, Ganduje

The Kano State government is considering measures to put in place ahead of the resumption of schools.

Recall that schools were directed to shut down to avert spread of the highly contagious COVID-19 pandemic in the state since March.

Commissioner for Education, Muhammad Sanusi Sa’id Kiru has constituted a state committee to come up with modalities for the re-opening of schools in the state.

Kiru made this known in a statement signed by the Ministry’s Public Relations Officer, Aliyu Yusuf, and made available to EduCeleb.com.

The commissioner urged the committee members to expedite action in coming up with modalities that will facilitate the re-opening of the schools.

The committee has as its chairman, the Director Administration, and General Services of the ministry, Dalha Isah Fagge.

According to the statement, “the committee is among other things expected to come up with proposals that will be used in facilitating the re-opening of the schools especially the issue of social distancing among the students/pupils.

“Members of the committee include the Executive Chairman SUBEB, Executive Secretary KSSSSM, Executive Secretary Kano State Library Board, and the Executive Secretary Kano State Science and Technical Schools Board.

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“Other members include Executive Secretary Kano State Agency for Mass Education, Director Planning, Research and Statistics of the ministry, Director Development Partners, S.A to the Commissioner and the PRO of the ministry as a publicity Secretary of the committee among other stakeholders,” the statement read.

EduCeleb.com understands that Kano has the third highest number of confirmed COVID-19 pandemic cases in Nigeria with not less than 1,184 as at the time of filing this report.

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