Private school owners in Kano State have been directed to slash 3rd term fess by 25 and 30 percent for the 2019/2020 academic session.
The directive was handed down to the schools by the state Commissioner for Education, Sanusi Kiru through a statement signed by Aliyu Yusuf, the Public Relations Officer of the ministry, on Thursday and sent to African Community News.
The Commissioner said the ministry was considering cancellation of the 3rd term session if the school proprietors remained adamant to reduce the fees, adding that the measure was imperative in view of the economic realities occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.
He said: “Two parallel ad hoc committees were constituted to discuss with proprietors of the schools on the downward review of the fees as done in some states.
“Failure to do so; the ministry will cancel the Third Term session, and the academic calendar will commence with a new session in January 2021.
“Proprietors of private schools should appreciate the support they enjoyed from the state government and extend the same gesture to the good people of the state.”
Kiru also said the ministry had fixed November 1, dateline for the schools to comply, warning that: “the ministry will be left with no option than to take such a revolutionary decision in public interest.”