Lagos shuts three illegal schools

Lagos Governor, Babatunde Fashola

The schools contravened the guidelines on establishing private schools, the Commissioner of Education said
The Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Olayinka Oladunjoye, on Wednesdaysaid that three private schools operating illegally in the state had been shut.

Ms. Oladunjoye made this known in a statement signed by Jide Lawal, the spokesperson for the ministry, in Lagos.

The commissioner said that the schools contravened the guidelines on the establishment and operation of private schools.

She gave the names of the schools as Honesty Private School, Surulere; Heibenah Montessori Schools, Ijeshatedo, Surulere; and Elyon Ambassador Private School, Oshodi.

Ms. Oladunjoye said that the schools, apart from operating in structures that fell short of required standards, could not provide some required records demanded by officials of the state Ministry of
Education.

According to her, the building of one of the schools is sinking and has large cracks on the walls.

“It also used a container as a classroom for Primary III pupils.

“This is a situation that not only endangers the lives of students at the school, but can apparently impact negatively on them during harsh weather,”‘ the commissioner said.

Ms. Oladunjoye said before the closure, the state government had served the management of the schools notices, advising them to relocate to structures suitable for them.

She advised private school operators to always abide by the rules and regulations guiding the establishment and operation of schools in the state.


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