The FCT administration is poised to tackle the proliferation of sub-standard private schools in the territory by ensuring they maintain acceptable minimum standard, FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello has said.
Bello made the statement on Thursday in Abuja at the inauguration of the 2015/2016 Annual School Census at Government Secondary School (GSS), Area 10, Garki.
He said that if such schools were left the way they are, their activities would be counter productive to the territory’s educational system.
He said that proprietors of such schools were exploiting the unfettered influx of people into the territory, which he described as `unacceptable.’
The minister noted that though the proliferation of sub-standard private schools remains a challenge, his administration would address it with seriousness.
“Sub-standard private schools that take advantage of the unfettered influx of people into the territory remain a challenge.
“But the current administration will redress the challenge to ensure the provision of quality education for our children,” he said.
Bello commended the principal, teachers and students of GSS Garki for maintaining high standard of environmental sanitation and urged other public institutions in the territory to emulate the school.
Also speaking, the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, said that his ministry had concluded arrangement to host the NEMIS software on the Internet for real-time online data entry and processing.
“This is in order to facilitate the collection and collation of education data in Nigeria.
“It will also ensure uniformity in data reporting so that end-users will have timely reports for decision-making and research,” he said. (NAN)
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