Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano said the directive to close schools in Kano State is a preventive measure and not meant to create panic.
The government, which took the decision to close all public and private schools across the state as part of precautionary measures against the threat posed by the Corona virus, said schools should close on Monday, March 23.
A statement signed by the commissioner for education, Muhammad Sanusi Sa’idu Kiru urged parents are to ensure that they evacuate their wards from boarding schools not later than Sunday.
According to the statement, the move was part of conscious effort 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 adds.
It also urges parents to encourage their children to remain at home and observe high standards of personal hygiene.