PLATEAU: Govt revokes licence of private primary, secondary schools

THE State Government has revoked the licences of all privately owned Nursery, Primary and Secondary schools operating in the state

Commissioner of Education (Secondary), Elizabeth Wampum, disclosed this at a press conference today.

According to her, the decision was taken after the realisation that over 5000 private schools were operating without license.

She said “90 percent of private schools in Plateau do not adhere to government policies and mandates”, adding that “85 percent of the 495 private schools earlier granted licenses had compromised.

“This is to inform the general public that the operating license of all private Nursery/Pre-primary, Primary, Junior Secondary and Senior Secondary Schools in the State will have to revalidate their certification,” she stated

The Commissioner, however, said the exercise was to check the proliferation of illegal private schools and to support those that operate within the ambit of the law, to achieving quality education for all.

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