Akwa Ibom to shut 1,140 illegal schools

The Akwa Ibom  State Government on Tuesday inaugurated  a  committee to close  down all illegal schools in the state.

Our correspondent learnt  that  the   proprietors of  the nursery, primary and secondary schools affected  had  been thrown into panic .

The committee is expected to  identify all illegal schools in the  three senatorial districts and stop them from   operating.

The  state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Zaki; Chairman, House Committee on Education, Godwin Ekpo; Chairman State Universal Basic Education Board, Prof Maria Ikrok;and Chairman State Secondary Education Board, Dr Umana  Umana, are among members of the committee.

Speaking while inaugurating the committee in his office,  the Commissioner for  Education, Prof Nse Essien, asked  them not to spare any  illegal schools.

Essien said, “You are to ensure that no unapproved school exists.”

 He  said the list of the approved schools in the state  would be published soon.

The commissioner appealed to the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools to help the committee with  information about the existence of any illegal school  in the state.
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