In a recent development, the Kano State Government has revoked the operational licenses of all private schools currently functioning within the state.
This resolution was reached during a meeting held with proprietors of private schools on a Saturday.
Alhaji Baba Umar, who holds the position of Special Adviser to the governor with responsibilities involving Private and Voluntary Institutions, shared that an immediate action required of all private schools is the completion of new registration forms. This step follows the government’s initiation of a process to issue fresh certificates.
Umar elaborated on how this measure underscores the government’s unwavering commitment to ensuring that private schools uphold the prescribed laws and regulations governing their operations within the state.
He further reminded private school proprietors of their obligation to remit a 10% tax to the government, highlighting how this financial commitment serves as a driving force behind advancements in the educational sector.
With a pledge to oversee the activities of private schools with a sense of justice and impartiality, the Special Adviser offered reassurance to all stakeholders.
He emphasized the importance of enforcing operational regulations, which encompass various aspects like facilities, learning environments, curriculum, and academic schedules, and these responsibilities lie with the proprietors of private schools.
The Special Adviser also expressed a commitment to prioritizing the interests and well-being of parents and their children.
In his comments, Alhaji Muhammad Adamu, the Chairman of the National Association of Private Schools Owners in the Kano State Chapter, applauded the government’s intervention. He deemed this action a commendable stride towards elevating the local education sector. Adamu encouraged private school proprietors to work in collaboration with the government to facilitate these reforms, as their intended beneficiaries include all stakeholders.
The meeting also saw the introduction of newly designed software for comprehensive data collection pertaining to private and voluntary institutions across Kano. Additionally, registration forms for new school entries were distributed, enhancing the registration process.
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