The Kano State task force committee on private schools yesterday said that it has indefinitely closed down 18 private schools and also suspended 50 others following their failure to fulfil all operational requirements in accordance with laid down rules and regulations governing the conduct of private schools in the state.
Addressing newsmen in Kano, chairman of the task force, Baba Umar, said the task force was left with no option than to close down the schools.
"We have given them all the chances for them to make amends, but they failed to do so and we have signed an agreement that we will not allow our schools to be run without a proper guideline. It appears they are not interested in operating in the state," he said.
He said his committee is preparing a report to be forwarded to the state Ministry of Justice for necessary legal action against the defaulting schools.
He also warned private schools against indiscriminate increase in schools fees without following due process.