Katsina Shuts Three Schools For Illegal Practices

The Katsina state Universal Education Board (SUBEB) has ordered the closure of a private primary school, the unity science primary, Kofar Kaura, for allegedly operating in defiance to guidelines for private schools in the state.

The closure brings to three, the number of private primary schools shut down in the state within a month for similar offence.

The chairman of SUBEB, Dikko Suleiman, who ordered for the closure while on an inspection visit, said the decision became necessary because the school was operating in a non conducive environment.

He said the proprietor of the school has failed to comply with “the clearly spelt out procedures and guidelines necessary for private schools to operate,” insisting they was no place for such schools in the state.

Suleiman noted that the era of establishing mushroom schools was over, and that stringent measures would be taken to ensure quality delivery in private and government primary schools.

He added that it was expected that every school must adhere strictly to the guidelines before it could be allowed to operate.

Meanwhile, as a way of checking the proliferation of private schools, the government has banned the use of commercial or residential buildings as private schools in the state.

Suleiman, who disclosed this to newsmen recently, said anybody wishing to establish a private school must get the approval of the board and meet necessary conditions.

According to him, any temporary site that intending school owners would acquire to start a school must have complete set of classrooms, and should not be a residential area.

National Mirror.