437 private schools set to be closed and shut down by Rivers State Goverment
In line with Rivers State Government desire to establish a formidable educational sector at the public and private institutions, the committee for Accreditation and Approval of Private Schools setup by the Governor Nyesom Wike has submitted a comprehensive report to the State Government.
While receiving the report, Governor Wike said, he is concerned and committed to ensuring that private schools are of approved standard with right facilities.
The Governor who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Dr Tammy Danagogo, adds, “We have no doubt that this report will help us sanitize the educational sector to create a State with high educational standards befitting for the growth and development of our children”.
He directed the Ministry of Education to swing into necessary actions against schools denied accreditation and urged parents and national examination bodies to take note of the new development.
He said, the State Government has further gone ahead to publish list of all affected schools in The Tide Newspaper and Thisday Newspaper of Monday 25, 2019.
The Chairman of the committee, Prof. Ozo-Mekuri Ndimele, said, out of a total of 2511 schools which applied for the accreditation, 1415 schools were fully accredited while 659 schools were granted interim accreditation and 437 schools were denied operational approval.