Government threatens to shut down more than 250 private schools

The Bayelsa State Government has threatened to shut down over 250 private primary and secondary schools in the state for operating below standard.

The Commissioner for Education, Mr. Jonathan Obuebite, told journalists in Yenagoa on Saturday that his ministry had compiled the list of unqualified private schools.

He said, “We have a problem of proliferation of private schools. Some private schools operate in one-bedroomed flats and some in a single room. We have gone round; we have investigated and we have compiled all the schools that are not qualified in the private school sub-sector in this state.

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“They (unqualified private schools) will all be published in due course. I am going to deny them accreditation to sit for WAEC exams or any other national examinations in this state.”

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