Kano State Government, angered by the murder of five-year old Hanifa Abubakar in the hand of the proprietor of her school, Abdulkadir Tanko, has shut down all other private schools in the state, by revoking their operational licences for revalidation.
The Commissioner for Education, Muhammad Sanusi-Kiru, at a media briefing Kano today, January 24, confirmed that the decision was as a result of the murder of Hanifa Abubakar at Comprehensive College.
He said that the withdrawal of the certificates of operation of the private schools was to allow for revalidation and screening of the proprietors of those schools.
“All the certificates issued to private schools in the state are hereby revoked.
“The ministry has constituted a committee that will look into the registration of all private schools.
“The ministry will bring out criteria for the recertification of all private schools, which include Ministry of Justics and Department of State Services (DSS).”
The commissioner listed others as the police, Fire Service, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Kano State Road Traffic Agency and other government officials.