The Kano State Government has declared a one week public holiday for Ramadan.
The state government has approved the adjustment of the 2021/2022 school calendar for both public and private primary and secondary schools operating in the state because of the forthcoming Ramadan.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar and the month of fasting, it begins and ends with the appearance of the crescent moon.
According to the Deputy Director of Information, Kano State Ministry of Education, Aliyu Yusuf, the change was made in response to parents’ and other stakeholders’ demands that the government allows their children to fast completely at home during the summer vacation, given the month’s significance.
The second term, according to Aliyu Yusuf, will be decreased by one week from the 13 weeks previously planned, and the vacation will be increased by one week from the four weeks previously planned.
“By this adjustment, therefore, all public and private primary and post-primary schools operating in the state are to be closed for five weeks’ vacation with effect from Friday, April 1, 2022, to Sunday, May 8, 2022,” the statement read.
This year’s Ramadan fast is expected to start on April 2.