Kano State has ordered the immediate reopening of six Technical Colleges to enable students in exit class participate in the forthcoming National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) examinations.

The Commissioner for Education, Malam Sanusi Kiru, gave the order in a statement in Kano.

Malam Sanusi Kiru noted that the directive was sequel to the approval granted to a Memo he recently submitted to Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje.

He said the state government had ordered the immediate payment of the NABTEB examinations fees of all the SSS3 students in the technical schools.

The Commissioner explained that the sum of N15.6 million had been earmarked for students’ feeding, while another N860,000  had been set aside for the upkeep of the respective colleges.

According to him, such steps are to facilitate the smooth reopening of the schools.

Malam Sanusi Kiru indicated said government had provided the required Personnel Protective Equipment(PPE’s) to the students to ensure strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols.

He directed the Executive Secretary of the Board to call on the directors and principals of the six affected colleges to reciprocate the gesture by doing what was expected of them.