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FCT to revisit closed schools – says Director

27 October 2016, 20:00

Abuja - The Quality Assurance Department (QAD) of the Education Secretariat of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) is to revisit the over 500 illegal schools closed down in the area.

Mr Ayuba Didam, Director, QAD, confirmed this development to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday.

He said that already Proprietors of some of the affected schools were at the department to comply with the department’s guidelines to enable their schools resume operation.

He, however, stated that “their coming to the department does not mean they should go ahead to commence operation.

According to him, they must be certified and cleared by the department before they will be allowed to resume operation.

He said the seven Zonal Offices in the FCT had been directed to ensure that all the schools that were closed down, remained closed.

Didam stated that henceforth, the department would be engaging the services of security operators while on visitation to schools to check possible breakdown of law and order.

“The next time the department will be going out to revisit the schools, security operatives will be involved, not like the previous visits, where only our workers were involved.

“We have written to the agencies intimating them of our planned visit and we are expecting them to be part of the exercise so that even if anyone has the intention of doing anything, security will be there,’’ he added.

According to Didam, intending proprietors are supposed to seek approval before establishing schools so as to ensure monitoring and quality control.

NAN recalled that the then Acting Secretary, Education Secretariat, Mrs. Naomi Bilkis on July 19, led staff of the secretariat to Durumi, where she ordered the closure of the illegal schools in the area.

She said that zonal officers were mandated to monitor private schools closely to ensure that all those closed down were not reopened.

She noted that in spite the challenge of increasing influx of people into the FCT, causing a rise in the demand for qualitative education, the FCT Administration was working hard to provide classrooms for all children in approved schools in the area.

She advised parents to use the holiday period to enroll children in approved private and public schools.

- NAN

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