Nasarawa to shutdown private schools operating with unqualified teachers

The Governor Abdulahi Sule-led government is being commended for its efforts toward developing education in the state.

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly says it will shut down some private schools operating without qualified teachers.

The House Committee Chairman on Education, Danladi Jatau, stated this on Wednesday in Lafia when the Commissioners for Education and Science and Technology appeared before the committee.

The commissioners were before the committee for the assessment of their budget performance for 2023. Jatau said that it was wrong for anybody to run a school without employing qualified teachers.

It is not enough to run a school, the right facilities should be in place, education is a serious matter. As a state, we take the issue of quality education seriously. So private schools must do the right thing,” he said.

The lawmaker urged the commissioners to be thorough in the implementation of their ministry’s budgets.

The essence of budgetary allocation is to provide better services for our people. So we want to see that funds are used appropriately,” he added.

Responding, the Commissioner for Education, Dr. John Mamman, commended the committee for its efficiency in handling matters concerning education in the state.

Also speaking, Samuel Emgba, Commissioner for Science and Technology, expressed the commitment of the ministry towards the development of education in the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the management of the Isa Mustapha Agwai Polytechnic, Lafia also appeared before the committee. The chairman commended the management of the polytechnic for its proactiveness in the administration of the institution.

Jatau assured the management of the committee’s support towards the development of the polytechnic.

The Rector, Dr. Justina Kotso, commended the Gov. Abdulahi Sule-led government for its efforts toward developing education in the state.

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