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Delta ends ‘’provisional approvals’ for new private schools

By Sony Neme, Asaba
23 September 2019   |   3:01 am
Delta State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Patrick Ukah, has disclosed that the ministry has stopped provisional approvals for establishment of new private schools in the state, saying it was being abused.

Delta State Governor, H.E Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa. Photo/Twitter/GovIfeanyiOkowa

Delta State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Patrick Ukah, has disclosed that the ministry has stopped provisional approvals for the establishment of new private schools in the state, saying it was being abused.

Ukah stated this when the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS), Delta State chapter visited him in his office, warning that the Inspectorate Department of the ministry would soon begin clampdown on private schools that are deviating from the norm.

He explained that the decision was based on the abuse of provisional approvals earlier given whereby proprietors do nothing to improve standards in their schools after obtaining the approvals.

He lamented the situation where private school owners do nothing to add value to what they had on the ground that guaranteed them the provisional approvals, saying the state government would no longer tolerate such acts.