The Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to order the closure of schools opened without compliance to due process in the Federal Capital Territory.
This was contained in an open letter signed by the Bishop, Diocese of Kubwa, Anglican Communion, Abuja, Rt. Rev. Duke T. Akamisoko and addressed to President Buhari, a copy of which was obtained by Journalists in Abuja.
The clergyman who is also an educationist noted the arbitrary opening and running of private schools within the Federal Capital Terriitory without following standard guidelines and regulations.
“We have noticed that private schools ranging from primary, secondary and tertiary are being opened and run in unapproved structures and facilities within the FCT”, the letter reads.
Bishop Akamisoko is also a former national treasurer of Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN noted that the education guidelines are very clear as to structures and environment where a school should be opened and run.
He however expressed displeasure at the spate which the guidelines are being violated by operators of private schools in Abuja.
“But contrary to the approved guidelines, schools are operated in rented shops, kiosks, flats, among others which lack standard facility.
“In addition to this, it has been observed that teachers being recruited by such schools are not qualified. This no doubt has an attendant effect on the innocent pupils, parents and the nation at large”, he added.
While calling on the President to look into the operations of the Directorate for the Inspectorate of Education in the FCT, the clergy noted that the department seems to be relenting in its statutory obligation of approving, monitoring and supervision of private schools.
The letter further reads, “This act cannot be far-fetched from the act of corruption which your Excellency has vowed to get rid of.
“We therefore pray your Excellency to use …Read More
Source:: New Mail