Kwara Orders Closure of 99 Illegal Private Nursery, Primary Schools

- Hammed Shittu in Ilorin

The Kwara State Government has ordered the closure of 99 illegal private nursery and primary schools across the state with immediate effect.

THISDAY gathered that the developmen­t became imperative due to non-adherence to due process in the registrati­on of the affected schools by their proprietor­s.

In a statement, the Permanent Secretary in the state Ministry of Education and Human Capital Developmen­t, Alhaja Mariam Garba said the affected schools were closed down due to their illegal operation by their proprietor­s.

She added that the proprietor­s of the alleged schools violated the laid down rules and regulation­s of government in respect to the establishm­ent of the school.

Garba warned that the present administra­tion under the leadership of Governor AbdulRaham­an Abdulrazaq will not compromise standard in the education sector and all other sectors of the economy.

She added that the government is committed to the provision of sound and quality education that will make products of the school compete favourably with other students across the world and called the parents and guardians to shun illegal schools to enable them have quality education for their children.

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