FG announces plan to shut sub-standard secondary schools


The federal government said it will soon crackdown on mickey mouse secondary schools across the country.

The Minister of State for Education, Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, disclosed this at the weekend in a statement Ben Bem-Goong, the Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations Unit in the ministry signed.

Nwajiuba said the federal government would partner with the states and other relevant stakeholders to carry out the exercise.

The statement reads in part: “As much as government is doing everything humanly possible to bring every child of school age on board, quality and standard must not be sacrificed.

“The Federal Ministry of Education will present a memo on standardisation and quality assurance for secondary schools at the next National Council on Education slated for Nov. 4th to 8th.

“The memo will also be presented to the Joint Consultative Committee on Education (JCCE).”

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