48 private schools in Awgu Local Government Area were yesterday closed down by the Enugu State Government for allegedly operating below standard and without approval.
Announcing the closure during an inspection tour of private and public schools, Enugu State Commissioner for Education, Dr. Simon Ortuanya, said that the affected schools were not conducive for learning.
Ortuanya directed proprietors of the affected schools to immediately stop their operations or face the wrath of the government, saying the government could not fold its arms and allow unscrupulous elements to sabotage ongoing efforts to raise the standard of education in the state.
Also speaking during the tour, Mrs. Sylvia Onwubuemeli, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, said routine inspection tour of schools was part of efforts to ensure that the schools operated according to the standard set by the government. [Vanguard]