FG orders nationwide crackdown on substandard secondary schools

The Federal Government has ordered a nationwide crackdown on sub-standard secondary schools doting the nation’s landscape.

Minster of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, gave this

directive on Friday in Abuja, following recent reports of the sordid state of some secondary schools across the country.

Deputy Director, Press & Public Relations Unit, Federal Ministry of

Education, Mr. Ben Goong, in a statement in Abuja quoted Nwajiuba as saying that the National Secondary Education Commission (NSEC), which is billed to take- off soon, would further strength secondary education in Nigeria.

The minister described as unacceptably low the standards of some secondary schools across the country, vowing to ensure that the schools are closed down and the owners punished.

According to the Minister, the National Secondary Education Commission would work closely with relevant stakeholders to tighten the noose on operators of mushroom secondary schools.

Furthermore, the Minister hinted that the Federal Ministry of Education would present a memo on standardisation and quality assurance for secondary schools at the next National Council on Education meeting, slated for 4th to 8th November 2019 and the Joint Consultative Committee on Education, JCCE, respectively.

Nwajiuba noted that even though education is on the concurrent Legislative list, the Federal Government would work very closely with the states and local governments to crack down hard on owners of these sub-standard secondary schools.

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