The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has ordered the closure of all public and private schools in the state with immediate effect credited to COVID-19 spike.
This was contained in a statement signed by the state Commissioner for Education, Sanusi Kiru, in Kano on Wednesday morning.
No reason was given for the closure of the schools, but may attributed to a spike in cases of COVID-19 in some parts of the country, which similarly led to the closure of schools in some states including Kaduna and Jigawa.
It could also be credited to the recent abduction of over 300 schoolboys from Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State.
Earlier, the Kano State Government has directed the immediate closure of all public and private health training institutions in the state.
The affected training health institutions include School of Basic/Post Basic Nursing and Midwifery, School of Health Technology and School of Hygiene.
This was disclosed in a statement by the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Aminu Tsanyawa, on Wednesday, who announced that the closure of the institutions was with immediate effect.
The statement also advised parents to get their children from their respective schools unfailingly today.