JUST IN: Kano suspends fee increment by private schools’ operators
Kano State Government has ordered immediate suspension of increment of school fees at all private primary and secondary schools.
SOLACEBASE reports that the government also said the sale of books and uniforms by private schools have been put on hold.
Special Adviser to Kano State Governor, on Private Schools, Comrade Baba Abubakar Umar stated this on Sunday in an exclusive interview with SOLACEBASE.
Baba Umar said the state has commenced issuance of application forms for the registration of private schools in the state since the withdrawal of certificate of operations of the school by the government announced on Saturday.
‘’The state government has commenced issuance of application form for registration for operation of private schools in the state which will end on Friday, August 18th, 2023,’’ Umar said.
‘’The essence of the new registration is to ensure we have accurate database for government policy and monitoring to sanitise the sector.’’
‘’All what we are rolling out for private schools operation in the state are in line with the law established in May, 2014.’’
”Parents should report any school that is asking them for fee increment as that has been suspended for now.”
”No school will be allowed unilaterally to increase school fees again.”
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He noted that the state government will similarly ensure that parents pay school fees of their children at the same time because the operators are not charity organisation.
The special adviser added that private schools operators who fail to apply before the expiration of the application date would be sanctioned if they are found to be operating.