State Government To Shutdown 1000 Unapproved Private Schools, Advise Parents To Withdraw Their Children
The government of Anambra state has revealed its plan to shut down about 1,075 unapproved primary and secondary schools in the state.
According to reports, the notice was posted on Thursday on the website of the Anambra state ministry of education.
The notice, which listed all the 1,075 schools and their locations, reads in parts;
“The list of unapproved schools in Anambra State has been made public by the ministry of education. The under-listed schools are not authorized to function in the state and are, as a result, now declared to be public information.
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“By doing this, pupils and students in these schools run the risk of being barred from participating in any state or federal exams, including the Transition Placement Exams, First School Leaving Examination Exams, Basic Education Certificate Exams (BECE), Senior School Certificate Exams (WAEC/NECO)
“Owners of such schools are advised, for their own benefit, to register their establishments and adhere to the procedures for school inspection.”
In the notice, parents are advised to withdraw their children from the schools with immediate effect. They are also advised to make alternative plans to enroll them in state-approved schools.
Commissioner for education, Prof Ngozi Chuma-Udeh confirmed that the notice was from her ministry.
According to her, it has just been uploaded to the website by the information unit of the ministry.
Credit: Emerald NG