|Lagos deputy Governor|
The government said it was shocked to discover that out of the 15,000 private schools operating in the state, only 4,556 were registered and vowed to take urgent action to remedy the situation.
Deputy Governor of the state, Dr. Oluranti Adebule disclosed this at the 3rd quarterly stakeholders’ forum of private schools owners held at the Secretariat, Alausa in Ikeja, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria on Monday.
“Government is not comfortable with our discovery that over 15,000 private schools are operating in the State and only just 4,556 are approved and registered; Let me state it clearly, henceforth, Lagos State Government will no longer allow private schools that are not duly registered by the Lagos State Ministry of Education to operate in the State, their operation becomes illegal henceforth in the State,” he warned.
She added that the government would soon begin enumeration of all registered private schools operating in the State from 26 September, 2016.