By Muhammad Umar
Kano state government has declared October 11th for the reopening of schools.
The state commissioner for Education Sunusi Kiru stated this during a News conference at the Headquarters of the ministry.
The re-opening of the schools is for third Term
Kiru said that the decision followed a series of meetings with stakeholders and State Commissioners for Education across the 19 Northern states, where resolutions were adopted.
He said that all teachers are to return to their respective schools on 11 Oct.
The approval was contained in a memo presented to the Governor by the Hon. Commissioner of Education Mal. Muhammad Sanusi Kiru.
The re-opening of the schools is made subject to the following conditions:-
a). That all government approved Islamiyya Schools shall re-open under strict compliance with the Covid-19 protocols with effect from 11th October,2020.
b). That Primary 6 from Public Schools and Primary 5 from Private Schools are to resume on Monday 11th October, 2020.
c). Primary 1 & 2 are to attend classes only on Mondays and Tuesdays while Primary 3, 4 & 5 will go to school only om Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays with effect from 11th October, 2020.
d). JSS 1 and SS1 in both Public and Private boarding and day schools are to wait at home for additional 5 weeks until the end of transitional and qualifying examinations to ensure social distances in classes and hostels.
e). That all the 15 Tsangaya (Almajiri) Integrated Schools are to resume fully as from 11th October,2020.
f). JSS 2, JSS 3 & SS 2 are to fully resume in preparation of the forthcoming qualifying and transitional examinations.
Ganduje has further approved the immediate decontamination of the 8,582 public schools in addition to the private schools involved in the re-opening exercise.
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