From Mustapha Adamu, Kano
The Kano State Ministry of Education has inaugurated a taskforce committee to enforce compliance of the government’s directive to close all public and private schools in the state, as a measure to contain the outbreak of Coronavirus.
The Constitution of the committee followed series of complaints received by the ministry for non compliance of the directives by some unpatriotic proprietors of private schools.
Inaugurating the Committee, the Commissioner of Education, Muhammad Sanusi Sa’id Kiru tasked the members to ensure the closure of any school found wanting and prosecution of the proprietor.
He also tasked the members to go into nooks and crannies of the state with a view to ensuring that all schools are closed down.
Kiru lamented that most of the defaulters of the directive are private school proprietors, stressing that the government would not hesitate to punish any erring owner in its effort to safeguard the life of the citizenry.
He then urged the members to live above board, saying “looking at the caliber of the committee members, no doubt they will discharge their assignment as expected. I believe they will not let us down and with this team, the goal of closing schools will be achieved.”
The taskforce committee, which is to be headed by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Hajiya Lauratu Ado Diso has been broken in to 3 Sub-committees for easy monitoring.
The 3 Sub-commitees are to be headed by The permanent Secretary, Hajiya Lauratu Ado Diso, the Executive Secretary KSSSSMB, Dr. Bello Shehu and the Executive Secretary Agency for Mass Education, Dr. Halima Rabiu Abdullahi.