REPORTER: PEACE AGBO
Abia State Government says it will transfer pupils of the private schools that it recently shut down to government schools.
The Commissioner for Information and Culture in the state, Prince Okey Kanu, announced this while briefing newsmen at Government House on the outcome of this week’s Executive Council meeting.
Prince Kanu explained that the essence of the transfer was to ensure that the pupils did not lose out in their academics while the other issues bothering the ability of the affected private schools meeting the guidelines of reopening would continue.
He announced that ten JAMB CBT centres that were shut down had been reopened, adding that more would be reopened in the New Year.
Contributing, the Commissioner for Education, Professor Uche Eme Uche, commended private investors for filling-in the gap in education in the past but noted that a lot was wrong with the private schools that were shot down in the state.
The Commissioner for Education warned against those who do not have qualities of operating private schools to stay away from such, accusing most private schools of running their schools with inadequate number of teaching staff.
EDITED BY CHUKWUBUIKE MADU