Kano State Government has told parents who have children in boarding schools to convey their children back home from today.
Mr. Sanusi Kiru, Commissioner for Education announced on Tuesday.
Kiri also ordered the closure of all public and private schools in the state with immediate effect.
“Parents whose children are in boarding schools are to also arrange and convey their children/wards back home from Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020.
“All inconveniences are regretted,” the commissioner said.
No official reason was given for the directive, which came three days to the end of the third term.
All schools in the state are expected to close on Friday, Dec. 18.
However, this came as more than 300 students in a boarding school at Kankara Local Government Area of the neighbouring Katsina State were abducted.
Also, the Kano State Government had expressed concerns over the sudden upsurge in COVID-19 cases in the State, where 85 persons recently tested positive in a space of 10 days.