Oyo State Government has promised to shut illegal private primary schools operating in the state.
It said a task force would be set up to address the menace. The Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Dr. Nureni Adeniran, spoke yesterday during an inspection of schools in Ibadan.
He said the government would set up a task force, to be headed by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, in collaboration with the State Universal Basic Education Board. Adeniran said the task force would close down mushroom private schools endangering the quality of education.
He urged parents and guardians to enrol their children and wards in public schools, noting that the free education policy by Governor Seyi Makinde was yielding positive results.
Some of the schools the SUBEB chairman and his team visited include: People’s Primary School, Adeoyo; St. Williams School, Oke-Ado; AUD School, Foko; Islamic Primary School, Bode; St. David Primary School, Kudeti.
Others are I.M.G. Primary Schools, Orita-Aperin and Ode-Aje; Ikolaba Community Primary School; Methodist Primary School, Bodija; and Methodist Primary School, Mokola, all in Ibadan metropolis.