Kano State Ministry of Education on Tuesday suspended the 2023 Secondary Schools Qualifying Examination billed to commence today over the ongoing strike action by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) of Nigeria.
The suspension was announced in a statement issued today through the Director of Public Enlightenment of the Ministry, Balarabe Kiru.
The appeal made in the statement resonated with the individuals directly involved, particularly students, parents, and guardians, urging them to endure any inconveniences that may arise from the suspension.
In line with the directives from the union’s national body, the Kano State Chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress has joined the nationwide strike.
According to the PUNCH, Kano, primary and secondary schools, as well as tertiary institutions, also adhered to the NCL industrial action.
It was noticed that primary and day secondary school students, who arrived at school as early as 7.30 am, were compelled to go back home as there were no teachers present.
Furthermore, the strike has impacted the functioning of banks, hospitals, and other public places in the state.