Plateau State government has revoked the licence of all nursery, primary and secondary schools operating in the state.
The development was announced by the State Commissioner of Education, (secondary), Elizabeth Wampum, at a press conference on Thursday.
The commissioner said the decision was taken after the realisation that over 5000 private schools were operating without license.
According to her, 90 per cent of private schools in Plateau do not adhere to government policies and mandates, adding that 85 per cent of the 495 private schools earlier granted licenses had compromised.
“This is to inform the general public that the operating license of all private Nursery/Pre-primary, Primary, Junior Secondary and Senior Secondary Schools in the State will have to revalidate their certification,” she said.
Wampum, however, said the move was to check the proliferation of illegal private schools and to support those that operate within the ambit of the law, to achieve quality education for all.