ABOUT 10 private schools built with wooden slabs and operating without due approval have been shut down by the Kwara State Government.
The Director, Quality Assurance Bureau (QAB) at the Kwara Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, Hajia Zainab Bello, told journalists at the weekend that the schools were unsuitable for child learning.
She noted that these schools were closed down due to poor infrastructure and unconducive learning environment adding that the pupils could not assimilate well in an untidy environment.
The director also reassured of the state’s government’s commitment to promote quality education, stressing that government would continue to close illegal private schools.
According to her, “These schools are built with wood slabs and the surrounding could not be said to be suitable for human beings, talk-less of little children. The children are packed and sandwiched in the untidy classrooms demarcated with slabs.
“There is no way any child can receive sound education in uncompleted buildings that is why the Quality Assurance Bureau team are fishing out illegal private schools in the state.”
She expressed disappointment at the disobedience shown by some proprietors who went ahead with the schools in spite of several warnings from the state government even as she warned school proprietors that the state government had zero tolerance for unauthorized private schools and that those found would be dealt with to serve as deterrent to others.
Royalnews.com.ng reports that affected schools to include; New Creation Nursery and Primary School, Adabata, Habitat Nursery and Primary School, Al- Salam Nursery and Primary School, Allahu Samad Arabic School as well as Al-Malik Nursery and Primary School.
Others according to the Director are; Great Success Nursery and Primary School, Isale Aluko, Aduni Success Islamic and Arabic International Model Center, Ajikobi. Ridwanullahi Nursery and Primary School, Isale
Aluko, Alubarka Nursery and Primary School, Ajikobi and Al-Mubashirina Nursery and Primary School, Ajikobi.