The Kano State Government has promised to provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to all high institutions in the state to protect students and reduce the chances of contracting the dreaded COVID-19 virus as all schools set to resume activities.
This was revealed by the state Commissioner for Higher Education, Mariya Mahmoud, while confirming resumption date for higher institutions in the state. Mahmoud in a statement during a press conference in Kano on Monday, October 12 noted that higher institutions would all reopen on October 26 for continuation of 2019/2020 academic session.
According to the commissioner, the decision to re-open the institutions was reached at a meeting with stakeholders, adding that the government had decontaminated the schools. Naija News understands that that the governor Abdullahi Ganduje’s government had earlier approved the re-opening of the state-owned tertiary institutions and private institutions.
The development was confirmed in a statement released on Sunday 20th September, by Commissioner of Education in the state, Muhammad Sanusi Sa’id Kiru, Naija News reports.
Kiru, who spoke to The Nation on telephone, said the schools reopening starting from October 12 includes students sitting for the National Examinations Council (NECO) Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE).
The state government confirmed that it has fumigated the schools and distributed PPEs to over 8,500 public and private schools for safe reopening.
Meanwhile, Governor Babagana Zulum has said that most of the secondary school graduates produced in Borno State do not qualify for admission into university.
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