Kaduna govt revoke licence of private school for violating COVID-19 Quarantine Order



The Kaduna Government has revoked the license of Future Leaders International School, Unguwan , Kaduna for operating in defiance of the COVID-19 Quarantine Order.

The government also said it would prosecute the proprietor of the school.

The Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the school was shut down on Wednesday for holding entrance examination into junior and senior classes.

The Commissioner for Education, Dr Shehu Makarfi said in a on Thursday , that the action of the school contravened the provisions of the Quarantine Order that directed all schools in the to remain closed.

“In addition to closing the school and revoking its license, relevant provisions of the will be applied to prosecute the proprietor of the school.

“Schools have been closed since March 23, and the ministry of education had encouraged schools to leverage on e-learning to students in basic, post basic and learning.

“Plans and recommendations to schools in the state were discussed at the meeting of education stakeholders in the state.

“The stakeholders in line the federal and the state governments had agreed that conditions are not right for schools to considering the current COVI-19 situation,” he said.

The commissioner warned that no school should charge fees or open for third term without permission.

He added that the state government would continue its engagement relevant stakeholders on the best and safest option for the education sector to for academic activities. (NAN)