Kano State orders schools resumption

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Kano State directed on Sunday that pupils and students should return to school on Monday, May 17 since Eid el-Fitri holiday is over.

directive did not cover the 36 boarding schools ordered closed early in year on security grounds.

Commissioner for Education, Malam Muhammad Sanusi-Kiru said in a statement issued by ministry’s spokesman, Mr Aliyu Yusuf, that defaulting pupils and students would be sanctioned.

Sanusi-Kiru added that ministry had made adequate arrangements for monitoring to ensure compliance.

He warned that would not fold its arms and look other way while students and parents chose the day convenient for the children to return to school.

“All boarding school students are to return to their schools on Sunday May 16, while Day schools students are to return to their schools on May 17,’’ the commissioner was quoted as saying.

is committing lots of resources to facilitate good learning and teaching environment.

“There is, therefore, the need for a reciprocating gesture by parents and students to return to school on stipulated dates,’’ the commissioner stressed.