Rivers shuts 1,886 illegal schools

No fewer than 1,886 schools operating without government’s approval in Rivers state has been shut down by the state government on Tuesday.

The Governor, Nyesom Wike, who disclosed this when the management staff of Jesuit Memorial College, Mbodo-Aluu, paid him a courtesy visit, stated that the schools were shut for failing to meet specified standards of the state Ministry of education.

According to him, the government will fully implement measures aimed at strengthening the state education sector by September, adding that parents patronising the affected schools had been told to relocate their wards before the next academic session began.

We want to maintain standards that will uplift education in the state, Wike said.

Wike further stressed that his administration was committed to transforming the state and empowering its people through an enhanced education sector.

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