Kano state government has revealed that all private schools within the state will lose its operational license immediately.
The decision to revoke these licenses came after recent investigations showed the murder of late Hanifa Abubakar; a 5 year old girl, by her school proprietor.
Since the News broke several days ago, many citizens have voiced their disapproval and dismay on Hanifa’s demise, leading to a keen move by the Kano State leadership.
Commissioner of Education in Kano State, Muhammad Sanusi-Kiri, also revealed during a media session on Monday, that the ministry has received several disturbing and preposterous complaints of under age abuse in several private schools.
“The decision was as a result of ugly and disturbing incident recorded in the state of recent and all perpetrated by the private school proprietors. We have issue of raping and kidnapping all coming from private schools in Kano.
“We received complaints of a private school proprietor who rape his students and he confessed to the crime.
“Recently, we record another disturbing case of this proprietor, Abdulmalik Tanko who kidnapped, killed and buried his student, late Hanifa Abubakar,” he said.
Sanusi-Kiri further stated that several of these private schools had failed to register before beginning academic activities within their forewalls. He also assured the public that a review of these licenses will soon begin, and drastic measures will be taken where necessary.
“We have established Zonal offices for private and voluntary schools across Kano State and we have received so many disturbing reports, emergence of so many mushroom private schools without registration.
“All these put together informed government decision because we can not sit and fold our arms while all these continue. We can not condone these happening in Kano State.
“We will review and revalidate their operational licence. We will shut down those school who didn’t scale through the exercise.