- The Kano state government has taken a strong measure to further regulate and sanitise the private school education
- Sunusi Sa’id Kiru, the state commissioner of education, announced that the licences of all private schools have been revoked
- The action was taken following the murder of a five-year old pupil, Hanifa Abubukar, by Abdulmalik Tanko, proprietor of a private school named Noble Kids Academy
Kano - The Kano state government has revoked operating licences of all private schools in the state.
Daily Trust reported that the government took the action amid the outrage over the killing of five-year old Hanifa Abubukar by Abdulmalik Tanko, proprietor of Noble Kids Academy, Nasarawa local government area of the state.
Recall that the deceased child who attended the school was kidnapped and subsequently killed by her school proprietor.
Licences will be reviewed - Kano education commissioner
The Kano state commissioner of education, Sunusi Sa’id Kiru, said the revoked licences will be reviewed and revalidated after certification.
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Legit.ng gathers that Kiru disclosed this while addressing newsmen on Monday, January 24.
“I want to use this opportunity to inform everyone that hence, the government has decided to revoke all certificates of private schools in the state.
”We are all aware of the ongoing case of Hanifa; how she was gruesomely murdered by a suspect called Abdulmalik Tanko who is the the proprietor of Noble Kids Academy; in view of the sad incident, especially regarding how she was murdered in the private school, the state government has decided to withdraw the certificate of all private schools for revalidation.
“The ministry of education will set a criteria for their recertification. A panel has been set-up comprising of the ministry of Justice, Department of State Service, (DSS), Civil Defense and other security agencies to look into the revalidation of all private schools in Kano state.”
Angry youths set school on fire over brutal killing of Hanifa
Meanwhile, following the gruesome killing of Hanifa, Irate youths have set Noble Kids School, Warshu Hospital Road, Kawaji Kano on fire.
The incident occurred on Monday just as the Kano state government had ordered the immediate closure the school, following arrest of the school proprietor.
There has been widespread outrage over the killing, with President Muhammadu Buhari assuring that justice will be served on the perpetrators of the crime.