Kano State government has said all places of learning for western, Quranic and Islamiyya schools should be shut down from Monday 23 March as a measure to prevent the spread of the dreaded coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world.
The Chairman of Kano State Quranic, Islamiyya and Tsangaya schools board Sheik Gwani Yahuza Gwani Dan Zarga confirmed the schools’ closure while speaking with reporters in Kano on Sunday.
He said the state government in line with north-west governors agreement instructed schools to shut down to avoid gathering of people that can lead to the spread of the disease among pupils.
According to the Board Chairman, ‘’ all Quranic, Islamiyya and Tsangaya schools are expected to be shut from Monday 23 March as directed by the State government.
Gwani Yahuza who said that Kano has 12 Tsangaya model schools, said the directive is not to prevent learning but rather to safeguard against the COVID-19.
‘’Religious leaders and others should please intensify prayers to prevent the spread of COVID-19 pandemic that is ravaging the world.’’
Journalists recalled that Kano State government on Friday Ordered the Closure of Schools in the state for 30 days over the pandemic coronavirus.
However, residents were the opinion that the closure does not include Islamiyya, Quranic and Tsangaya schools.