By Khadija Aliyu
The Kano state government has banned the use of some textbooks across Nursery, Primary, and secondary schools in the state, due to harmful and improper explicit contents.
This was contained in a statement signed by the director of planning Research and Statistics office of the Special Adviser on Private and Voluntary Institutions in Kano, Hamisu Ibrahim and made available to Radio Nigeria in Kano.
According to him,the under-listed textbooks are prohibited for use in all Nursery Primary and Secondary Schools across the state.
“The Kano state government wishes to notify operators of both private and voluntary schools in the state that the under-listed textbooks are prohibited for instruction, use in all Nursery Primary and Secondary Schools in the state, due to observed inclusion of inappropriate and sexually explicit content that is harmful to the morale of young students”
The books include The Queen Premier(All Editions) a royal school series published by Nelson Publisher company.
Others are, Basic Science for Junior Secondary School by Razat Publishers 2018 edition for Jss3.
Active Basic Science 2014 edition by Tola Anjorin, Okochuku Okolo, Philias Yara, Bamidele Mutiu, Farima Kaki, Lydia Gbagu.
Basic Science and technology for junior secondary school 1, 2, and 3 by W.K Hamzat, S. Bakare.
New concept English for junior secondary school for jss2(revised edition 2018) by J Eyisi, A Adekunle, T Adepolu, F Ademola Adeoye, Q Adams, and J Eto.
Basic Social Studies for Primary School by J Obebe, D M Muhammad A N Nwosu, J A Adeyanju, and H Gabin.
The statement pointed out that, it is the government’s responsibility to provide quality education while nurturing various characteristics among students.