Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, Minister of State for Education, stated that the Federal Government would work very closely with states and local governments toward closing down secondary schools found to be sub-standard reported Vanguard.
Nwajiuba, in a statement signed by Ben Bem-Goong, Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations Unit in the ministry.
The minister also mention that the National Secondary Education Commission (NSEC), billed to take off soon, is in part of the steps taken to end the rapid growth of substandard schools.
Nwajiuba stated that NSEC will work closely with relevant stakeholders to achieve its aim.
“As much as government is doing everything humanly possible to bring every child of school age on board, quality and standard must not be sacrificed.
“The Federal Ministry of Education will present a memo on standardisation and quality assurance for secondary schools at the next National Council on Education slated for Nov. 4th to 8th.
“The memo will also be presented to the Joint Consultative Committee on Education (JCCE)’’, he said.
It will be recalls that Malam Adamu Adamu, the Minister of Education, sponsored a bill for the establishment of NSEC which the President signed into law in May.