Kano state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has directed immediate assessment of damages in public schools caused by heavy in rain in the state.
Kano on Sunday experienced heavy down pour and wind storms which destroyed many school buildings and other facilities in many parts of the state, according to reports received by the State Ministry of Education.
This was disclosed Monday through a statement signed by Aliyu Yusuf, the Chief Public Relations Officer, on behalf of the state Commissioner for Education, Mal. Muhammad Sanusi Kiru
According to the statement, following the report and acceptance of the recommendations of the Education ministry, Governor Ganduje directed the constitution of a Nineteen (19) member Technical and Professional Committee to assess the number of schools affected and the extent of damages,.
“The Committee which is to be chaired by the Executive Chairman, State Universal Education Board is to assess the immediate and remote causes as well as to come up with the financial implication for the rehabilitation of the damaged structures,” the statement said.
Other members of the committee are, Malam Falalu Sani, Arc. A. S. Bello, Nura Abba Dandago,, Hamisu M. Gwagwarwa, and Engr. Mukhtar Garba are part of the members of the Committee.
Others include Nasiru Isa, Bala Inuwa, Abdulrahman T. Muazu, Surajo M. Alkali, Usman Sha’aibu, Musa Garba Gama Ibrahim Garba, Salisu Abba, QS Muhammad Tijjani, Shehu Sambo and Ghali Abdulmumin while Dr. Shehu Kura Shaaibu is to serve as Secretary.
The statement added that the Committee was charged to submit its report within 6 weeks from the date of its inauguration.
“The Hon. Commissioner, State Ministry of Education Mal. Muhammad Sanusi Kiru is appealing to members of the General Public and all stakeholders in the education sector especially members of Schools Based Management Committees (SBMCs) and Education Promotion Committees to assist the government in ensuring that no one is allowed to vandalise or remove any part of the properties damaged by the rain storm in all the affected schools.
He however warned that any body that is found guilty of vandalizing or removing anything from the schools will face the wrath of the law,” the statement concluded