The Government of Kano State has again revoked all operational licences of all private schools in the state .
The state government came to the decision after a meeting with all the Private School Proprietors on Saturday making it the second time the state government would revoke the licenses of Private Schools in the State in less than 2 years.
According to Special Adviser to the Governor on Private and Voluntary Institutions, Alhaji Baba Umar, all private schools are now required to complete new registration forms immediately because the government has initiated the process for the issuance of fresh certificates.
He explained that the action fed into the government’s resolve to ensure that private schools adhered to the prescribed rules of operation in the state.
“Private school proprietors are reminded of their responsibility to pay the 10 per cent tax to the government. This financial commitment always propels advancements in the sector,” he said.
The Special Adviser reassured all stakeholders that he would ensure justice and fairness in overseeing the activities of private schools in the state.
He also gave assurances to the parents, that the utmost priority had been placed on the safety of the students.
Also speaking, the Chairman of the National Association of Private Schools Owners, Kano State Chapter, Alhaji Muhammad Adamu, commended the government on its intervention, calling it a commendable step to elevate the local education sector.
He urged private school proprietors to collaborate with the government in facilitating the reforms, as they were meant to benefit all stakeholders.
During the meeting, a newly designed software for comprehensive data collection of private and voluntary institutions across Kano was unveiled in addition to distributing registration forms for new school entries for enhanced registration process.
Recall that the Kano State Government under the administration of former Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje revoked the licences of all Private Schools within the state as announced on Monday 23rd January, 2022 during a press briefing by the then Commissioner for Education, Muhammed Sanusi – Kiru
“All the certificates issued to private schools in the state are hereby revoked,”
Commissioner for Education, Muhammad Sanusi-Kiru.
This follows the alleged murder of Hanifa Abubakar, a five-year-old pupil of Noble Kids Comprehensive College by the proprietor of the school.
Mr Sanusi-Kiru said the development was to allow for revalidation and screening of the proprietors of those schools, adding that a committee that will look into the registration of all private schools had been constituted.
“The ministry will bring out criteria for the recertification of all private schools, which include Ministry of Justice and Department of State Services (DSS),” the commissioner said.