Kano state government has revoked the certificate of all private primary and secondary schools in the wake of the abduction and murder of five-year-old Hanifa Abubakar.
Mallam Muhammad Sanusi, the State’s commissioner for education disclosed this today while addressing journalists in Kano on Monday, January 24, 2022.
It should be recalled that The News Beam had earlier reported that Abdulmalik Tanko, the proprietor of Noble Kids Academy, had asked for a ransom of three million and killed her with rat poison after N100,000 was paid by her family.
According to the Commissioner, the development was made in a bid to get all private schools re-certified through a screening panel that will be constituted.
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Therefore, any private school operating in the state will be doing so illegally.
Sanusi said, ”We are all aware of the ongoing case concerning Hanifa’s death as she was gruesomely murdered by a suspect called Abdulmalik Tanko who is the proprietor of Noble Kids Academy and in 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 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 agencies to look into the revalidation of all private schools in Kano State.