The Kano State Government says it has directed its health ministry to close all public and private health training institutions.
The closure takes effect on Wednesday [today].
The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa, in a tweet on the ministry’s official Twitter handle @KNSMOH on Wednesday stated that facilities to be shut down include School of basic and Post-basic Nursing and Midwifery, School of Health Technology and School of Hygiene.
However, no reason was given for the closure of the training schools.
Tsanyawa advised parents to convey their children from their respective schools, and apologised for any inconveniences the directive might have caused them.
See the tweet:
@KanostateNg has directed @KNSMOH to close down all Public & Private Health Training Institutions including Schools of basic/Post-basic Nursing and Midwifery, Schools of Health Technology and School of Hygiene with immediate effect.
— Kano State Ministry of Health (@KNSMOH) December 16, 2020
Last week, following the abduction of pupils in Government Science Secondary School in Kankara, Katsina State, Kano Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, ordered the closure of all public and private schools in the state.