COVID-19: Kano Private Schools Lower Fees By 25%

Kano State Ministry of Education has directed the Association of Private School owners of Nigeria (APSON) to reduce school fees by 25 per cent.

The directive followed negotiations between the government and the association, Aliyu Yusuf, Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Education.

The leadership of the association had paid a courtesy visit to the Commissioner of Education, Malam Muhammad Sunusi Sa’id Kiru in his office on Sunday.

Yusuf told newsmen that the National Deputy President of APSON, Hajiya Maryam Magaji, said private school owners in the Kano would consider the reduction of fees due to the coronavirus pandemic which had caused a lot of damage to the income of most parents.

“The reduction is not to destroy any school or reduce their income but we took this decision in order to support quality and affordable education in Kano State, and also we will try to make all the schools comply with the government directive,” Magaji said.

The Chairperson of APSON, Kano State chapter, Mrs Bimbo Awotunde, commended the efforts of the state government to support private schools.

“We mutually support the government on its decision to subsidise the amount for school fees in private schools by 25 per cent. This will help parents to return their children to school and also progress the education in Kano,” Awotunde said.

In his remark, the commissioner said it was a welcome development that the Kano State Government had a peaceful negotiation with APSON over the reduction of school fees.

“I urge all school principals and proprietors to see the reduction as part of service to the state government towards reforming the educational system in Kano,” Kiru said.

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