By Abdullahi Jalalalluden
The Kano State Government says henceforth it will not allowed exploitation of parents by private school proprietors to continue in the state.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Kano state private and Voluntary Institution Board Comrade Baba Abubakar Umar stated this during a media briefing held in Kano.
He said the manner at which proprietor of private schools are charging exorbitant schools fees was unbecoming and government would no longer tolerate such attitude.
The Special Adviser noted that government had embarked on revalidation of private school ownership certificate to ensure adequate digital data of all private schools in Kano.
Comrade Baba Abubakar Umar maintained that out of the seven thousand private schools operating in the state only three thousand collected , fill and return the validation forms to the board.
” when I came onboard what I met was very pathetic , because private schools were operating any how, they are exploring parents through increasing exorbitant charges at their wish, despite
the current economic situation the country is facing “
” an established law by the state government In 2004 mandated every private school to pay ten percent of its total termly earnings to the state government as revenue, but unfortunately they are not complying , and this attitude will not be accepted “
” unfortunately I met records that private schools previously paid dues directly to the personal account of the former executive secretary of the board , which is a criminal act”
The Special Adviser added that government would do the needful as soon as it completes the revalidation exercise.