Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state has directed the closure of public and private schools across the state as part of precautionary measures against the threat posed by the coronavirus.
A statement signed by the Commissioner for Education, Muhammad Kiru explained that the indefinite vacation becomes effective from March 23 and directed parents to ensure they evacuate their wards from boarding schools not later than Sunday.
According to the statement, the move was part of conscious efforts to prevent children and their teachers from becoming more vulnerable to the pandemic.
‘’The closure is not intended to create panic, but a preventive measure in the face of threat posed by the disease across the globe,’’ the statement added.
It also urged parents to encourage their children to remain at home and observe high standards of personal hygiene.