Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Wike Shuts 1,886 Illegal Schools In Rivers State

No fewer than 1,886 schools operating without government’s approval in Rivers state have been closed by the state government, Governor Nyesom Wike said Tuesday. The governor revealed this when he received the management staff of Jesuit Memorial College, Mbodo-Aluu.

He said the schools were shut for failing to meet specified standards of the state’s Ministry of education.

Wike said parents patronising the affected schools had been told to relocate their wards before the start of the next academic session.

According to him, the government will fully implement measures aimed at strengthening the state education sector by September.

”We want to maintain standards that will uplift education in the state,” Wike said.

Wike also explained that his administration was committed to transforming the state and empowering its people through an enhanced education sector.

He condemned examination malpractice associated with some illegal schools operating as West African Examination Council (WAEC) centres in some remote parts.

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