All private schools unregistered in Plateau

All private schools unregistered in Plateau
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Plateau state government have unenrolled all private schools in the state.

Over the years, there has been an aberrant standard that has defined the Nigerian educational system, especially in the northern parts of the country. There has been numerous reports pointing to the lackadaisical state of the educational sector in the north like Kaduna government sacking over 2000 teachers for their woeful competence test performances and the northeast’s under performances in regards to the General Certificate for Secondary School standards. Many northern states have found it immensely herculean closing the gap with other parts of the country, education wise.

Recently, the Plateau state government has revoked all the private primary and secondary schools operating in the state with immediate effect, due to the unprincipled standards that the institutions have projected. These unethical standards have critically affected the educational standards of the state. With this development, there is a need for these private schools to revalidate their certification, which is planned by the state government to undergo immense evaluations. This was made known by the state’s Commissioner for Education, Elizabeth Wapmuk.

Many Private schools operate without adhering to quality assurance policies

According to the Education Commissioner, the operating license of all the private primary and secondary schools in the state has been deregistered, effective immediately from the July 28th, 2022 and with this order, all private schools are to go through a state-conducted evaluation practice which will indicate their license revalidation. She made it known that it was a unanimous decision by the state government that the private schools must revalidate their certification before the 2022/2023 academic session commences or they risk losing their right to operate.

Noting some of the reasons for this decision, Elizabeth Wapmuk said that while the quality assurance mandate requires that all private schools revalidate their operation license every five years, numerous private schools in the state continue to operate for decades without adhering to the mandate of the quality assurance. She warned that parents must be observant enough to register their children with schools that have revalidated their license to operate or the children would be restricted from involving in all state approved federal and state government’s examinations.

Over 5000 schools in the state currently operate without a valid license.

According to her, reliable sources have indicated that over 5000 schools in the state currently operate without any valid license. Also, an estimated 85 percent of the 485 private schools with a legitimate operating license have compromised their standards and 90 percent of these private schools fail to adhere to governmental policies. Further justifying this decision, she asserted that numerous private schools are fond of employing secondary school graduates, which opposes the governmental policy that demands the minimum of an NCE or degree certificate that should be registered with the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria.

She added that numerous private schools indulge in the act of concealing their school environments , so as to avoid any form of routine inspection and on the long run, these concealed premises serve as hideout for many criminal activities. The rapid increase in the number of unlicensed private schools have deprived the government of potential impacts on education in the state. Due to these reasons, Elizabeth Wapmuk stated that the Ministry of Education is set to rapidly inspect a revalidation process that will ensure that private schools submit their initial operating license to the Ministry of Education, while new certifications will also be issued to establishing schools after completing the federal and state’s quality assurance processes.

Revalidation process to check the growth of illegal schools in the state.

The Commissioner stated that the ministry have put in place, a revalidation committee that will ensure the revalidation of all private schools in Plateau state and from the August 8th, 2022, the schools are to submit the necessary documents to the zonal offices of education closest to them. She reiterated that only private schools that undergo this revalidation process will legitimately be permitted to commence the 2022/2023 academic session in September. She however said that this process is posed to check and salvage the growth of illegal schools that have ravaged the state, and support the legitimate private schools that work with the policies of the federal government in ensuring quality education to all children in the state.


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Ask Nigeria
1 month ago

All private schools unregistered in PlateauPlateau state government have unenrolled all private schools in the state.Express your point of view.

Adeolastan
Member
1 month ago

The issue pointed out in this article is getting out of hands in Nigeria and all hands must work in ensuring the education system in Nigeria do the right thing.

DimOla
Member
1 month ago

It seems the governor of plateau state doesn’t know what is wronged with him. Were these schools not approved before. How are you so sure that your state schools are not under performing. It is well

SarahDiv
Member
1 month ago

What is the complain about private school, why deregister them. I believe before they were registered, approved and given licence to operate certain conditions must have been met. The ministry of education must have done a thorough check before approval. Moreso, with the state of education even in public schools it is pathetic.
Now what is the solution is the governor of plateau state to solve the educational problem of the state? Stopping private school from working sense no dey am at all.

Chibuzor
Member
1 month ago

Some private schools in this state don’t have the funds to sustain the schooling system and some don’t have the license to operate, so this is a good call

Kazeem1
Member
1 month ago

This is good because when you look at all the schools in the place they are not up to standard with the way a normal school setting should be.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Member
1 month ago

It is unfortunate that many northern states have found it extremely difficult to close the educational gap with other regions of the country. They must catch up with others.

Tolaniiii
Member
1 month ago

The mistrust of education should through inspect all the private schools in plateau to ensure that they are properly registered and ensure not illegal act is being carried out in the school

Adesanyaj72
Member
1 month ago

The rate at which people do illegal things to make money is overwhelming, now they are going as far as jeopardizing the future of innocent children. This is sad

Bola12
Member
1 month ago

This is a very nonchalant act from these schools. Education is nothing to joke about, it’s what this kids learn today that will influence what they will be tomorrow.

Christiana
Member
1 month ago

In order to dodge routine inspections, many private schools cover up their campus environs. In the long term, this practice turns these covered up locations into hideouts for a variety of illegal activities.

Iyanu12345ogg
Member
1 month ago

The govt of plateau state has taken a nice steps….it will improve and strengthen the quality of education in the state. Kudos to the plateau state govt!

Remi1
Member
1 month ago

How can a large number of private schools engage in the practise of keeping their educational surroundings a secret? This is not good.

Hassan Isa
Member
1 month ago

The educational system in Nigeria, particularly in the northern sections of the country, has been characterised over the years by an abnormal standard. This is especially true in the northern parts of the country.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Member
1 month ago

The state’s educational standards have suffered significantly as a direct result of these unethical requirements and it’s good as they are banned.

Taiwoo
Member
1 month ago

The institutions in question have been deregistered as a result of the unprincipled standards that they have exhibited, which is a positive development.

theApr
Member
1 month ago

I hope they know what they are doing. How does over 5000 schools exist without a valid license.

Tonerol10
Member
1 month ago

Well,,,the private school suppose to be registered, is not prepare for school to operate without approval from the government. The private schools should follow the procedure or face the law

Ultra0711
Member
1 month ago

The plateau state government is really doing well with this, as it Is for the betterment of the state educational system to check and strengthen the quality of education the students are undergoing in the state, and drive out the schools who are not supposed to be in operation and have nothing special to impacts to student which might later affect them.

Abusi
Member
1 month ago

I actually don’t know what Plateau government is doing. How is it possible that the private schools are not registered at all?
What is the government really doing. I just hope the Plateau government take education seriously in their state.

jdpumping
Member
1 month ago

Education has been reduced to nothing in Nigeria just imagine all private schools in plateau shut down because they operate illegally,who are in charge of all these schools documentation yearly how do they by pass the system for this long ……

Haykaylyon26
Member
1 month ago

All this illegal education should be stop. Any person can not just find a building then start school without going through necessary step, there are protocol to me follow and employ capable teacher to teach not just anyone who are not capable. It is a nice step ask the private school submit the necessary documents to see whether follow the right step and it will allow them to find the illegal school performing without right steps