The Kwara State Government on Friday said it had closed down 10 private schools built with wooden slabs and operating without due authorization from the state government.
Hajia Zainab Bello, the Director, Quality Assurance Bureau of the Kwara Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin that the schools were unsuitable for child learning.
Bello said that these schools were closed down due to poor infrastructure and environment not conducive for learning.
She said that the pupils could not assimilate well in an untidy environment.
The director assured of the state’s government commitment to ensure quality education, stressing that government would continue to close illegal private schools.
“These schools are built with wood slabs and the surrounding could not be said to be suitable for human beings, talk-less of little children.
“The children are packed and sandwiched in the untidy classrooms demarcated with slabs.
“There is no way any child can receive sound education in uncompleted buildings, that is why the Quality Assurance Bureau team are fishing out illegal private schools in the state,”, Bello said.
She expressed disappointment at the disobedience shown by some proprietors who went ahead with the schools in spite of several warnings from the state government.
Bello warned school proprietors that the state government had zero tolerance for unauthorized private schools and that those found would be dealt with to serve as deterrent to others.
The director mentioned the affected schools to include New Creation Nursery and Primary School, Adabata; Habitat Nursery and Primary School; Al- Salam Nursery and Primary School; Allahu Samad Arabic School as well as Almalik Nursery and Primary School.
“Others schools affected are Great Success Nursery and Primary School, Isale Aluko; Aduni Success Islamic and Arabic International Model Center Ajikobi.
Bello also listed others as Ridwanulkahi Nursery and Primary School, Isale Aluko; Alubarka Nursery and Primary School, Ajikobi and Almubashirina Nursery and Primary School, Ajikobi.