All of the state’s Nursery, Primary, and Secondary Schools have had their licences withdrawn by the Plateau Government.
Wampum, the state’s secondary education commissioner, announced the news in an interview on Thursday.
Over 5000 private schools were functioning illegally, according to the commissioner, who made the judgement.
It is estimated that 90% of the 495 private schools granted licences by the government in Plateau do not conform to official laws and mandates, according to her.
All private Nursery/Pre-Pre-Primary, Primary, Junior Secondary and Senior Secondary Schools in the State would be required to revalidate their operational licences.
To ensure that all children have access to a high-quality education, the commissioner stated that the purpose of the investigation was not to target illegal private schools, but those who are operating within the law.