The Plateau State Commissioner for Secondary Education Mrs Elizabeth Wapmuk, said that the State Government has withdrawn the licenses of all private primary and secondary schools in the State.
Wapmuk told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Jos that the decision was taken after the discovery of 5,000 private schools operating in the State illegally.
The commissioner noted that about 90 percent of the schools do not adhere to government policies and mandates on education.
NAN reports that the ministry intends to revalidate the operating license of all private Nursery/Pre-primary, Primary, Junior Secondary and Senior Secondary Schools in the state.
In her words:
”We have discovered that 90 per cent of private schools in Plateau do not adhere to government policies and mandates.
”85 per cent of the 495 private schools earlier granted licenses have been compromised”
The commissioner, went ahead to explain that the exercise was to check the rapid increase of illegal private schools operating in the State.
She added that it would also support those that operate within the scope of the law, to achieve quality education for all.
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