Kano State Government, on Tuesday ordered the closure of all public and private schools in the State with immediate effect, NAN reports.
Mr Sanusi Kiru, Commissioner for Education, who gave the directive in a statement issued in Kano, urged parents to take their children from their various schools.
Kiru, however, did not give any official reason as to what led to the directive.
“Parents whose children are in boarding schools are to also arrange and convey their children/wards back home from Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020.
“All schools in the State are expected to close on Friday, Dec. 18.
“We also apologize for all inconveniences,” the statement said.
Recall that the Kano State Government had expressed concerns over the sudden upsurge in COVID-19 cases in the State, where 85 persons recently tested positive in a space of 10 days.