COVID-19: Ganduje Orders Closure Private And Public Of Schools

From Maduabuchi Nmeribeh, Kano

Kano state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has directed the closure of public and private schools across the state as part of precautionary measures against the threat posed by the Corona virus.

According to a Statement signed by the state Commissioner for Education, Muhammad Sanusi Sa’idu Kiru, the indefinite vacation becomes effective from Monday, March 23, 2020.

The Statement added that, “parents are to ensure that they evacuate their wards from boarding schools not later than Sunday.

“The move was part of conscious effort to prevent children and their teachers from becoming more vulnerable to the pandemic.

‘’The closure is not intended to create panic but a preventive measure in the face of threat posed by the disease across the globe.”

The Statement urged parents to encourage their children to remain at home and observe high standards of personal hygiene.

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