The Nigerian Government has opined that substandard schools would be shut in a new policy to be implemented.
Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, Minister of State for Education,said this in a statement on Friday.
He said a memo on “standardisation and quality assurance for secondary schools” would be presented at the next meeting of the National Council on Education slated for Nov. 4th to 8th”.
“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 Minister hinted at setting up National Secondary Education Commission, NSEC,that will be saddled with ensuring quality control of schools.
“The memo will also be presented to the Joint Consultative Committee on Education (JCCE)’’, he said.
On the proposed policy, government said it collaborate with states and local governments to identify and close down sub-standard schools.
The government urged management of public and privately-owned schools to ensure standards are complied with.
Thegazallenews.com gathered that Adamu Adamu, the Minister of Education, had sponsored the NSEC bill, passed by the national assembly, and assented in May.
Credit: Agency Report.