The Kano State Government has directed proprietors of private schools to reduce school fees by 25 and 30 per cent for the 2019/2020 Third Term academic session.
The state’s Commissioner for Education, Sanusi Kiru, mentioned this in a statement signed by Aliyu Yusuf, the Public Relations Officer of the ministry, on Thursday in Kano. He said the ministry was considering cancellation of the Third Term session, if the school proprietors remained unyielding to the fees reduction.
Kiru, said the measure was imperative in view of the economic realities occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic. He said: “Two parallel adhoc committees were constituted to discuss with proprietors of the schools on the downward review of the fees as done in some states.
The Commissioner said the ministry had fixed Nov.1, dateline for the schools to comply, warning that: “the ministry will be left with no option than to take such a revolutionary decision in public interest.”