The Kano state government says it is making preparations to re-open Islamiyya schools in the state which were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
DAILY FOCUS reports that this was disclosed by the chairman, Kano State Qur’anic and Islamiyya Schools Board, Gwani Yahuza Danzarga in a statement on Monday.
Mr Danzarga said the state government is worried about how children are staying at home idly due to the continued closure of schools.
“We are seriously worried about this, especially considering the fact that religious education is very important. We urge parents and teachers to bear with the situation as we are working tirelessly to ensure that the school resumes”, he said.
There have been different opinions by people in the state over the government’s decision to reopen viewing centres while sustaining the closure of Islamiyya and western schools.
A head teacher who operates Islamiyya school in Kurna area of Dala and Ungog local government said he wondered why viewing centres and markets were reopened while schools are still closed.
“The viewing centres are more dangerous than our schools. The sitting arrangement there is more likely to expose people to danger of the COVID-19 than the schools”, said the teacher who doesn’t want his name mentioned.