Friday, November 1, 2019

Government shuts illegal private schools in Kaduna

The Kaduna State government says it has uncovered over 3,000 illegal and substandard private schools across the state.

Director-General of Kaduna State Schools Quality Assurance Authority, Umma Ahmad said many of such schools have been shut down for operating without registration.

She explained that other schools were closed for various offences ranging from lack of conducive learning environment, non-payment of annual levies, and lack of qualified teachers among others.

Umma noted that the affected schools refused to register with the government, making it difficult to regulate their activities.

She vowed that the schools would remain closed until they comply with the laid down guidelines and standard procedures.

According to Umma, a joint task force team of officials of the Authority and Kaduna State Board of Internal Revenue Service accompanied by security operatives conducted the exercise on Wednesday.