The government of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi in Enugu State has ordered the immediate closure of all primary and post-primary private schools operating in the state without written authorization from the State Ministry of Education.

The directive, according to Education Commissioner Prof. Uche Eze, was on the heels of the relentless rise of substandard private schools in Enugu state without registration or approval from the ministry, as required by law.

Prof. dr. Eze stated that the ugly development is a matter of serious concern to the government and to all stakeholders in the state’s education sector, stressing that “without such registration and approval, the government cannot guarantee or guarantee the condition of the infrastructure or the state.” to ensure. quality of teaching and learning offered in such schools.”

The Education Commissioner advised all affected individuals and schools to strictly adhere to the directive in their own best interests, stating that “The state government, two weeks from the date of this announcement, will begin forcibly closing any failing school, prosecuting and punish any person or group of persons who still violate the directive.”

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Prof. dr. Eze pointed out that the directive was in line with the powers conferred by the Education Act of Enugu State and its determination to ensure the right of all children in the state to a good and quality education.”

The commissioner also advised the owners and promoters of private schools “to note that it is a criminal offense that if convicted by imprisonment or fine or both, it is punishable by law for a person to post any advertisement associated with a private school in the state.” set up, open, or publish without the written consent of the State Department of Education or the operation, management, or teaching of any such unapproved schools or institutions.”

He therefore urged the general public to take note of the illegal operation of private schools in Enugu state.

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