The Kano State Government says it has revoked licenses of all Private schools operating in the State.
The Commissioner for Education Alhaji Mohammad Sanusi Kiru said this While briefing journalists in his office.
He said following the unfortunate incident that occurred in Kano, where a proprietor abducted and killed a five-year-old pupil of his school, was very touching; hence the government would not allow such an incident to occur again.
Alhaji Kiru condemned what he called “rampant cases of rape”, saying it was also assuming dangerous proportions in private schools in the state.
He added that serious measures needed to be employed in ensuring that all private schools operating in the state were thoroughly screened.
The Commissioner also announced that a committee would be set up by the government to screen all private schools, warning that any school which did not pass the revalidation exercise would be closed down.
He condoled with the immediate family of late Hanifa and the entire people of Kano State over the sad incident that led to her death.
Reporting by Abdullahi Jalaluddeen; Editing by Omotola Oguneye and Tony Okerafor