Daily Trust (Abuja)

5 January 2013

Nigeria: Kano to Close 42 Private Schools for Shunning Task Force

Kano — About 42 private schools would be closed in Kano State for failing to appear before the Kano State Task Force on Private Schools to formally register their presence, according to the head of the task force, Baba Umar.

Announcing the decision to newsmen yesterday, Umar also called on parents to shun the increment of fees by private schools, warning that the task force would close any private school found increasing school fees during the second term which commences Monday.

He accused some private schools of exploiting public members by charging parents exorbitant fees, disregarding curriculum, failing to upgrade instructional facilities and recruiting unqualified teachers.

He said out of the about 3,500, private schools, about 1,006 registered with the task force, out of which 395 had been screened, adding that the task force generated N120 million for the state government since its inauguration in May last year.

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