Kano State Government has prohibited the use of six books in Nursery, Primary and Secondary Schools in the state “due to the observed inclusions of inappropriate and sexually explicit contents.”
The ban is contained in an announcement issued to newsmen in Kano by the Special Adviser to the State Governor on Private and Voluntary Institutions,Comrade Baba Abubakar Umar.
“The Kano State Government wishes to notify operators of both private and voluntary schools in the state that the underlisted books are prohibited for instructional use in our nursery, primary and secondary schools due to the observed inclusions of inappropriate and sexually explicit contents that are harmful to the morals of our young students,” the announcement said.
The release which was signed by the Director, Planning Research and Statistics in the office of the Special Adviser,Hamisu Muhammad, gave the names of the books as The Queen Primer(All editions) A Royal School Series published by Nelson Publishers Limited and Basic Science For Junior Secondary School by Razat Publishers,2018 Edition,(JSS3).
Others are:Active Basic Science 2014 Edition By Tola Anjorin,Okechukwu Okolo,Philias Yara,Bamidele Mutiu,Fatima Koki, Lydia Gbagu and Basic Science and Technology for Junior Secondary School 1,2 and 3 by W.K. Hamzat,S.Bakare.
The rest are:New Concept English For Senior Secondary Schools For SSS2,Revised Edition(2018 Edition) by J. Eyisi,A.Adekunle,T.Adepolu,F. Ademola Adeoye,Q.Adams and J.Eto,and Basic Social Studies For Primary Schools by B.J.Obebe,vD.M.Mohammed,S.N.Nwosu, J.A. Adeyanju and H.Carbin.
As Educators and Role Models,it is our shared responsibility to provide quality education, while nurturing virtuous character among our students,” the Special Adviser added.