The Kano State Government has urged proprietors, parents and other stakeholders to exercise patience, as it adopts proactive strategies to fast-track safe reopening of schools in the state.
The Commissioner for Education, Sunusi Kiru, made the via a statement issued on Monday by Aliyu Yusuf, the Public Relations Officer of the ministry in Kano.
Kiru spoke when members of the All Private and Voluntary Institutions Proprietors Association of Nigeria paid him a courtesy visit.
The commissioner, however, stressed that the state government would not violate the Federal Government’s directives on the closure of schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The issue of schools reopening has been a topic of discussion at national and state levels, and we are doing everything possible to ensure the safe reopening of schools, in compliance with the Federal Government’s guidelines,” he said.
Kiru dismissed as misleading insinuations that some schools in the northern part of the country had resumed, adding that state governments in the region had yet to reopen schools.
He said that the Commissioners of Education in the 19 northern states had been interacting and discussing the best ways of reopening schools.
The Chairman of the association, Bashir Adamu, said that the visit was to enable the association to brief the commissioner on the joint stakeholders’ meeting.
He expressed satisfaction with the level of preparations made by the ministry for the safe reopening of schools in the state.