Kano State Government has directed the immediate reopening of six Technical Colleges in the state to enable their students in the exit class to participate in the forthcoming NABTEB examinations.
According to a statement signed by the state’s Commissioner for Education, Muhammad Sanusi Sa’id- Kiru, the directive followed the approval granted to a Memo submitted to the State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, to that effect by the commissioner.
“The state government has directed for the immediate payment of the NABTEB examinations fees of all the SSS 3 students in the technical schools,” Kiri said.
He further disclosed that in order to facilitate the smooth reopening of the schools, “the sum of N15.6 million has been earmarked for students feeding as well as the sum of N860,000 for up-keep of the respective collages.”
Meanwhile, state government has provided all the required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE’s) to all the students to ensure strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols.
“I’m therefore directing the Executive Secretary of the Board to call on Directors/ Principals of the six Technical Colleges concerned under the State Science and Technical Schools Board to reciprocate the exceptional gesture by doing what is expected of them.”
Schools in the state had been shut as part of efforts to curtail the spread of COVID-19.