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Kwara Govt. shuts down 132 Illegal Private Schools



Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State

Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State

The Kwara Government said on Thursday that it had closed 132 illegal private schools operating in the state.

Hajia Zainab Bello, the Director of Quality Assurance in the Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, said apart from being illegal, the schools were operating in unhygienic environment.

Bello, who spoke on behalf of Alhaji Musa Yeketi, State Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development while closing 19 other private schools, said government had begun verification of tertiary institutions in the state.

She said that the objective of the exercise was to fish out those violating the laws that established them.

Bello said that the government had previously shut down schools which were either built with wooden planks or operating without due authorisation from the state government.

The director assured of the state government’s commitment to ensure quality education, stressing that government would continue to close private schools operating illegally.


  1. Okechukwu Ofili

    November 24, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    I just wish they open up quality schools just as fast as they shut down the so called illegal schools.

  2. middleofwealth

    November 24, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    For those pupils that are affected with the closure, where will they go please? Is there any provision for them? 132 schools!!!

  3. chic wen sabi

    November 24, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    Most of this schools that operate illegally do not have any certification to operate a school.

    During exams like JSS/ SSCE examination they will enroll thier students in other qualified schools to enable their studunts take exams . Abeg, I support close more biko……

  4. M&

    November 25, 2016 at 9:12 am

    The govt should close schools only if they have provided an alternative for the children. The govt schools are inadequate to cater for the population of school-age children, and the public schools cannot even hold up to the standards expected of the private schools so the govt needs to shut down some of their own schools too. Bottom line… Govt needs to provide adequate, accessible, qualitative and equitable education for ALL children in a safe environment. Otherwise, this is just pot calling kettle black.

  5. Durojaye seyi

    November 25, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    The government is a thief, they are looking for money, who told them that standard building with fine face conote quality education besides public schools are not touched why private schools. They beating around the Bush. Is it normal for them to close schools at this time of recession, instead of them to polish, giving enable environment
    and upgrade them. Government of nowadays are callous. Am not in support of that.

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