Kano public secondary schools to open
All public secondary schools in Kano State will soon open, says state education commissioner, Sanusi Sa’id Kura.
The commissioner said in a press release he made available to Nigerian Sketch on Thursday that the decision to open the schools was arrived at after a thorough deliberation.
“Following a submission made to His Excellency in respect of the forthcoming NECO/NBAID Examinations, the State Commissioner of Education has directed for the re-opening of all government and Public Secondary Schools that are to participate in writing NECO/NBAIS”, the release said.
It further said “The Hon. Commissioner therefore directed the Executive Secretary, KSSSMB and that of Science & Technical Schools Board to ensure that SS3 Students in boarding schools return on Sunday, 20th September, 2020 while SS3 Students in day schools resume on Monday, 21st September, 2020 to give sufficient time for review and biometric of all candidates.
“Directors /Principals of the concerned schools are further employed to ensure full compliance with the COVID-19 protocols by all staff and students.”
The government had earlier said only technical colleges will open in preparation for leaving examinations, and this recent development has given hope to parents that their children will commence processes towards resumption of their studies.
It is not clear from the release if privately run secondary schools would also resume.