Schools Shut In Kano, Govt Suspend Qualifying Exams

Primary and secondary schools, as well as tertiary institutions in Kano, have joined the nationwide strike in compliance with the directives of the national body of the Nigeria Labour Congress.

It was observed that primary and secondary school pupils who went to school as early as 7.30 am were compelled to return home as they did not meet teachers in the schools.

Similarly, students in Bayero University Kano who are currently sitting for their first-semester examination are also affected by the strike as a number of them who went to the examination halls had to return to their respective hostels.

“Many students who were to sit for exams in the morning returned to their hostels disappointed because they could not see anybody in the examination halls,” a female student told The PUNCH.

Meanwhile, the Kano State Ministry of Education has suspended the 2023 Secondary Schools Qualifying Examination scheduled to take place today, until further notice.

A statement signed by the Director of Public Enlightenment of the Ministry, Balarabe Kiru, revealed that the suspension is compelled by the industrial action embarked upon by the NLC and TUC nationwide.

The statement, however, appealed to the people concerned, especially students and parents or guardians, to bear with any inconvenience that may be caused by the suspension.


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