Kano state government has announced the nullification of certificate of operation for all the private schools operating in the state with immediate effect.
Special Adviser to the governor on private and voluntary institutions Allah Baba Abubakar Umar announced the decision at a meeting with the proprietors of the private schools on Saturday.
Baba Umar said, all the schools are expected to collect new registration form to fill for new certificate to be issued.
The SA reiterated the state government’s commitment towards sanitizing the private schools operations and ensured adherence to established laws and guidelines.
He also charged the proprietors to pay their 10 percent tax to the government as at when due for the progress of the sector.
Baba Abubakar Umar also said his return to the position of managing the private schools, should not be an intimating for anyone as he doesn’t have intension to victimize anybody.
He reemphasize his stand for closing down any school that violate the operational laws of the state ranging from equipments, environment of operation, carricular and terms Calender
He also said a software has been developed that will address all concern from the government, school proprietors, parents and even job seekers in private schools
The SA also assured parents of protecting thier interest and that of thier children.
Speaking on behalf of the proprietors, chairman National association of private schools owners ,Kano state chapter Alhaji Muhammad Malam Adamu, described the move as fantastic and commendable as it will further boost the education sector in the state.
He said, anything that is run without guiding law is on the path of collapse, and as private schools proprietors will work hand in hand with government to sanitize the system.
He urged thier members to cooperate with the new system as it will also be of benefits to them.
Other highlights of the meeting was a presentation of the newly developed software for gathering database of private and voluntary institutions in Kano, as well as commencement for issuance of forms for new registration of the schools .