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Kaduna Sets to Close Down 2,000 Schools

Written by Akeem Alao

In a bid to effectively monitor and regulate the state education sector, Kaduna State Quality Assurance Authority has disclosed the move to close down over 2,000 unregistered private primary and secondary schools operating illegally in the state.

The Director General of the authority, Umma Ahmad, who disclosed this in Kaduna on Monday, explained that only about 2,000 out of the over 4,000 private schools operating in the state registered with the state government.

According to her, some of the schools have been operating in the state for over 20 years without registration to avoid regulation and evade tax payment to the government.

“As of middle 2019, only about 1,000 out of the over 4,000 private schools in the state have registered with the state government, until we started closing the illegal schools down,” she said.

“So far, about 2,000 have registered and we are going after the remaining 2,000 until all have registered,” she added.

“This will enable us to effectively monitor and regulate them to ensure they operate within the stipulated standard in line with our mandate,” she concluded.

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Akeem Alao

Akeem Alao trained as a language teacher. He graduated from Adeniran Ogunsanya college of Education where he studied English/Yoruba Languages and Ekiti State University where he obtained a degree in English Education.

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