Kano state Commissioner of Education, Sanusi Kiru has warned principals of secondary schools in the state against breaching COVID-19 protocols ahead of West African Senior Scholes Certificate Examination, WASSCE.
Recall that following the lockdown imposed on the state to curb the spread of COVID-19, the state government slated August 10 for the resumption of schools for only graduating students to allow them write the final-year examination.
The commissioner, on Monday morning, told BBC Hausa Service that the state government had made adequate arrangements for the forthcoming examination, warning that any principal that violate the COVID-19 protocols would be removed.
According to him, the government had distributed Personal Protective Equipment, PPEs to and fumigated all the 538 schools that would sit for the examination across the state in a bid to avoid spread of the virus during the exercise.
“We have made adequate arrangement ahead of the WASSCE. We have provided enough PPEs in order to protect all that is involved in the examination exercise.
” To this end, let me warn that, any school principal who violate the COVID-19 protocols or cause any disruption to these arrangements, so we will not hesitate to remove him and take home or her back to class as a teacher,” Kiru warned.
He disclosed that out of the 538 schools that would write the WASSCE, 199 are government schools, while 339 are private.
The commissioner added that the total of 27,464 students would sit for the examination, adding that the government is making sure that revisions for previous lessons are made in order to refresh the students ahead of the examination.
Mr Kiru, therefore urge the students to read and pray hard in order to pass the examination and make Kano and northern Nigeria proud, calling on them to strictly follow the COVID-19 protocols in order to finish the exercise safely.