Education Authorities in Plateau State, North Central Nigeria have revoked the licenses of all Private nursery, pre-primary, primary, junior secondary, and senior secondary schools operating in the State.
The State Government through the Commissioner for Education Elizabeth Wapmuk, while addressing News Men on Friday in Jos said the action became necessary due to low standard of operation, none adherence to Government Policies among other issues by the Private Schools.
According to the Commissioner for Education, the activities of some of the schools are also impacting negatively on education in the State.
She added, “Reliable reports showed that some of the private schools have concealed their premises to avoid routine inspection of places serving as hideouts for criminal activities and the proliferation of unregistered/illegal private schools in the State have robbed the State of the potential impact of education”.
Wapmuk, also stated that all those intending to operate Private Schools in the State would have to come for approval and revalidation of their certificates as the Ministry would be embarking on the exercise to verify claims by Proprietors of the private schools.