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Kano: We’ll not allow exploitation by private school proprietors – Official

The Kano State Government says it will not allow exploitation of parents by private school proprietors to continue in the state.

The Special Adviser to Gov. Abba Yusuf on the Private and Voluntary Institution Board, Mr Abubakar Umar, stated this while addressing newsmen in Kano on Thursday.

Umar said the manner in which proprietors of private schools were charging exorbitant school fees was unbecoming and the government would no longer tolerate such.

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He explained that the state government had embarked on revalidation of private school ownership certificates to ensure adequate digital data of all private schools in the state.

 Umar maintained that out of the 7,000 known private schools operating in the state, only 3,000 had collected, filled, and returned the validation forms to the board.

“When I came onboard what I met was very pathetic because private schools were operating anyhow; they are exploiting parents through increasing exorbitant charges at their wish, despite the current economic situation the country is facing.


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“An established law by the state government in 2004 mandated every private school to pay 10 percent of its total termly earnings to the state government as revenue, but unfortunately they are not complying, and this attitude will not be accepted.

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“Unfortunately, I met records that private schools previously paid dues directly to the personal account of the former executive secretary of the board, which is a criminal act,” he said.

The special adviser added that the government would do the needful as soon as it completed the revalidation exercise. (NAN)


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