The Kano State Commissioner of Education, Muhammad Sanusi Kiru has issued a November 1st deadline to private school proprietors in the state to slash down their school fees by 25 per cent or it will cancel the third term of the 2019/2020 academic session.
The Commissioner stated this in a statement made available to Vanguard on Thursday.
Kiru said the decision was for the school owners to reciprocate gestures it enjoyed from the State Government by extending the same magnanimity to cushion the hardship on the parents occasioned by the covid-19 pandemic which had a socio-economic effect on the general public.
He said it has set up two ad-hoc committees to meet with the proprietors to that effect and failure to reach a resolution will attract the action by the ministry.
According to him, “the decision of the Ministry became necessary in consideration of the hard economic condition experienced as a result of the lockdown due to the menace of COVID-19 which affected both socio-economic positions of the general public.