Kano - The Kano State Task Force on Private Schools said in Kano on Friday that it had discovered about 2,000 illegal primary and secondary schools in the state.
The Chairman of the task force, Umar Baba, that all identified illegal schools in the state that failed to regularise their status would be closed down.
Umar advised the proprietors of the illegal schools to regularise their status by registering with the state Ministry of Education.
He warned that if the school owners failed to comply with the set requirements, the committee would be compelled to seal their premises.
The chairman also said that the task force had so far screened 80 out of the 1,023 registered schools in Kano State.
He said that the screening was part of the state government’s efforts to sanitise and improve the quality of education in the state.