The Kano state chapter of the Association of Private School Owners of Nigeria (APSON), on Sunday, November 1, agreed to slash school fees by 25% as directed by the state’s Ministry of Education.
The body conveyed their decision to the Commissioner of Education,Hon Muhammad Sunusi Kiru, during a courtesy visit paid to his office on Friday, October 29.
National Deputy President of the APSON, Hajiya Maryam, during the courtesy visit said that the association had decided to comply with the state government’s directive to slash fees by 25% so as to cushion the economic hardship brought by COVID-19.
She noted that the state government’s directive was in interest to the educational development of the state.
“We cannot force the other three sister associations to comply, but we are pledging our loyalty to the government and we will mobilise our members to comply,” she said.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner for Education thanked the association for its understanding and cooperation, adding that it was in the best interest of both parties.