THE Kwara State government on Friday, September 23, announced the closure of 10 private schools built with wooden slabs and operating without due authorisation from the government.
Zainab Bello, director, Quality Assurance Bureau, QAB, of the Kwara ministry of education and human capital development, told the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Ilorin, state capital, that the schools were unsuitable for child learning.
Bello said that these schools were closed down because of poor infrastructure and non-conducive environment to learning. She said that the pupils could not assimilate well in an untidy environment.
The director assured of the state’s government commitment to ensure quality education, stressing that government will continue to close illegal private schools.
“These schools are built with wood slabs and the surrounding could not be said to be suitable for human beings, talk-less of little children.
“The children are packed and sandwiched in the untidy classrooms demarcated with slabs.
“There is no way any child can receive sound education in uncompleted buildings, that is why the Quality Assurance Bureau team are fishing out illegal private schools in the state,” Bello said.
She expressed disappointment at the disobedience shown by some proprietors who went ahead with the schools in spite of several warnings from the state government.
Bello warned school proprietors that the state government had zero tolerance for unauthorised private schools and that those found would be dealt with to serve as deterrent to others.
The director mentioned the affected schools to include New Creation Nursery and Primary School, Adabata, Habitat Nursery and Primary School, Al- Salam Nursery and Primary School, Allahu Samad Arabic School as well as Almalik Nursery and Primary School.
Other schools affected are Great Success Nursery and Primary School, Isale Aluko, Aduni Success Islamic and Arabic International Model Center Ajikobi.
Bello also listed Ridwanulkahi Nursery and Primary School, Isale Aluko, Alubarka Nursery and Primary School, Ajikobi, and Almubashirina Nursery and Primary School, Ajikobi.
— Oct 3, 2016 @ 01:00 GMT