Kano state government has revoked the operating licences of all private schools in the state, following the killing of 5-year old Hanifa Abubukar by Abdulmalik Tanko, proprietor of Noble Kids Academy, Nasarawa Local Government Area of the state.
The minor who attended the school, was kidnapped and subsequently killed by her school proprietor.
Kano state Commissioner of Education, Sunusi Sa’id Kiru who made the announcement, said the revoked licences will be reviewed and revalidated after certification.
The Ministry of Education will set a criteria for their recertification, and it was also disclosed that a panel has been set-up comprising of the ministry of Justice, Department of State Service, (DSS), Civil Defense and other security agencies to look into the revalidation of all private schools in Kano State.
“I want to use this opportunity to inform everyone that hence, the government has decided to revoke all certificates of private schools in the State.
”We are all aware of the ongoing case of Hanifa; how she was gruesomely murdered by a suspect called Abdulmalik Tanko who is the the proprietor of Noble Kids Academy; view of the sad incident, especially regarding how she was murdered in the private school, the State government has decided to withdraw the certificate of all private schools for revalidation.
“The ministry of education will set a criteria for their recertification. A panel has been set-up comprising of the ministry of Justice, Department of State Service, (DSS), Civil Defense and other security agencies to look into the revalidation of all private schools in Kano State.”