Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Lagos vows to sanction schools not operating according to regulations

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The Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Idiat Adebule, on Monday said the state government would not also hesitate to withdraw letters of approval from schools that refuse to adhere to regulations. Adebule spoke at the 3rd Quarterly Stakeholders’ Forum of Private School Owners, with the theme: “Entrenching Best Practices.”
It was organised by the State Ministry of Education. Adebule said quality foundation of human capital at primary and secondary learning institutions was critical to the development and sustenance of the nation’s economy. The Deputy Governor reiterated her displeasure at the high number of private schools operating illegally in the state. She said: “Government is not comfortable with our discovery that over 15,000 private schools are operating in the state and only 4,556 are approved and registered. Adebule said the government was committed to engaging private school operators effectively in delivering quality education in the state. She said the government was also investing heavily to upgrade teaching and learning in public schools. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Adesina Odeyemi, , said the forum was to evaluate educational progress of private school students in the state and the way forward. Odeyemi urged private school owners to cooperate with the government in driving policies that would impact positively on the performance and progress of the students, who are tomorrow’s leaders. One hundred and nineteen Letters of Approval were presented to some newly-approved private schools at the forum. On April 11, the Lagos State Government had also issued letters of approvals to 114 private school owners who met government requirements for the operation of private primary and secondary schools in the state.
Radio Nigeria

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