Government of Kano Directs Private schools to Reduce 3rd Term Fees

For the 2019/2020 Third Term academic session, the Kano State Government scheduled 1st  November as the closing date for private school owners to lower school fees by 25 percent and 30 percent.

State Education Commissioner Muhammad Sanusi, in a statement on Thursday, told

reporters that if the school owners did not cooperate with the guidelines,

the third term of the 2019/2020 academic session would be cancelled.

Because of the financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the decision was vital, Kiru asserted.

The Commissioner also called on the owners to understand the state government’s

support they enjoyed and apply the same overture to the state’s people.

“I set up two parallel Ad-hoc Committees to discuss with owners of private schools on the percentage of school fees (25%)

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they are to reduce as done in about 4–5 states or we cancel the 3rd term of the 2019/2020

academic session so that the academic calendar will commence with a new session in January 2021.

“Proprietors of Private Schools should show some sign of appreciation for the support they

enjoyed from the State Government and extend the same magnanimity to the good people of Kano State.

“If by 1st November 2020 there is no positive response, the Ministry would be left with no

option than to take such a revolutionary decision in public interest.” he stated.


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