Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, Minister of State for Education, has said that the Federal Government will work closely with state and local governments to close secondary schools that are below the standard.
Latest Nigeria newspaper report that Nwajiuba, in a statement signed by Ben Bem-Goong, Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations Unit of the ministry, said such fungus schools would not be allowed to operate.
The minister said the National Secondary Education Commission (NSEC), which is expected to take off soon, is part of the institutional steps and preparations for repression.
According to him, the NSEC will work closely with relevant stakeholders to tighten the knot of the operators of such mushroom high schools.
“As much as the government is doing everything humanly possible to incorporate all school-age children, quality and standard should not be sacrificed.
Latest Nigeria newspaper report that The Federal Ministry of Education will present a memorandum on standardization and quality assurance for secondary schools at the next National Education Council scheduled for November 4-8. The memo will also be submitted to the Joint Advisory Committee on Education (JCCE),” he said.
Nwajiuba acknowledged that education was on the concurrent list and appealed to states, local governments, and private school owners to take seriously the issue of the norm in the nation’s schools.
Latest Nigeria newspaper report that Malam Adamu Adamu, the Minister of Education, sponsored a bill for the establishment of NSEC that the President enacted in May.