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Published On: Thu, Jun 20th, 2013

Delta Govt Shuts 600 Illegal Private Schools


LAGOS JUNE 20TH (URHOBOTODAY) Delta State Government, Wednesday ordered the immediate closure of illegal private schools, in the state, which failed to meet the required standards. The state government also said it would publish their names in the media.
The closed schools include nursery, primary and secondary schools run by private individuals.

Public Relations Officer of the state Ministry of Education (Basic and Secondary), Judith Emeka-Wemembu in a statement in Asaba, said that the “Commissioner, Prof. Patrick Muoboghare has ordered the immediate closure of 600 illegal private schools in the state.
“All attempts made by the ministry to ensure that the affected schools regularize their operations through registration as well as movement to their permanent sites had been ignored. The commissioner, has therefore, directed the owners of the affected schools to close shop immediately in their interest as the ministry will not hesitate to wield the big stick if necessary. The commissioner also stated that the ministry will soon publish the names of the affected schools in both electronic and print.”
It will be recalled that the state government recently declared all satellite campuses and various outreach centres of higher institution of learning apart from the state-owned tertiary institutions as illegal and ordered them to close shop.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Higher Education, Mrs. Edoreh Odiase, warned all operators in the state to comply or face necessary sanctions.
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