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Commissioner: Yobe Private Schools’ License Was Revoked To Simplify Education Sector, Records

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Commissioner: Yobe Private Schools' License Was Revoked To Simplify Education Sector, Records

According to Dr. Mohammed Sani Idriss, the Yobe State Commissioner of Basic and Secondary Education, the government decided to cancel the licenses of all private schools in order to correct the records and effectively revitalize education across the board.

In a meeting with the owners of private schools in Damaturu, Dr. Idriss declared shortly after that the licenses for the private schools would be revoked.

The commissioner said the measure became necessary taking into consideration the attitudes of some private school operators in meeting the required standard, especially on curriculum set aside by the government.

He said the Yobe State government under the leadership of governor Mai Mala Buni has taken a series of measures to have absolute control of the education system in the state warning that violation of policies, norms and values of people by private schools will no longer be tolerated.

Dr Idriss further said henceforth, no private school will operate without a licence adding existing private schools must revalidate their registration within a month while those willing to start should do so immediately.

“We have cancelled the licences so that we would renew them because there was a time when some of the private schools were licensed with the condition that they would meet some the required standard but failed to do so and are still operating.

“Therefore, if you must operate a private school in Yobe State, you must play the game by the rules. This among others informs our decision to scrap and cancel all the licences. What we are saying is that you should re-apply and I assure you within a period of 30 days you have your licences.

“Remember, we haven’t shut down any private schools. However, private schools that don’t have a license right now aren’t prepared to follow the rules of the game.” We have revoked licenses, but you can still operate for a month. Simply come to our store, buy the form, and we will evaluate your school. If you meet the requirements, you will receive your license in 30 days.

“The ministry will document all the information required to revoke the private schools’ licenses.

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