State-owned Tertiary Institutions in Kano to Re-open October 26th
Kano State government has announced 26th October 2020 for re-opening of the state-owned tertiary institutions after seven months of compulsory closure caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The State Commissioner of Higher Education, Dr Mariya Mahmoud Bunkure disclosed this on Monday, October 12, 2020 while speaking with newsmen in the state.
This was followed by the re-opening of the nursery, primary and secondary schools for the students with the exclusion of the JSS 1 and SS 1 classes on Monday.
Dr Bunkure noted that the state government has concluded all necessary arrangements and taken the required measures in terms of fumigation. It has also provided all personal protective equipment against the spread of the COVID-19 disease in the schools.
The Commissioner commended Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje for the relentless efforts in the fight against covid-19 pandemic in the state. He noted that it has brought about the reduction in the number of cases in the state.
“We have resolved to re-open the schools based on achievement recorded on the number of active cases of covid-19 which has dropped in the state. As well as the directive by the Presidential Task Force Committee to re-open the schools.
“We also had a meeting with the stakeholders, assessment of the Institution’s and found out that some are well prepared and some about to complete preparation,” Dr Bunkure stated.
Most schools due to the Covid-19 pandemic had shut down all the schools to avert spread of the highly contagious disease.
The Kano state-owned tertiary institutions comprise of Kano University of Science and Technology, KUST, Wudil, Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education, School of Nursing, Yusuf Maitama University, Kano State polytechnic to mention but a few.