The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has terminated two private schools in the FCT for failing to meet minimal standards.
Erudite Bright Kids in Kagini and Jane’s Angela School in Abuja Municipal Area Council are the schools impacted.
The schools were shuttered as part of a campaign to close all inferior schools in the FCT.
Dr Danlami Hayyo, Mandate Secretary, Education Secretariat, FCTA, who led the team in Abuja, noted that the move was designed to ensure the quality of teaching and learning in FCT schools.
Mr. Hayyo stated that the action was in accordance with the Department of Quality Assurance’s mission, which is tasked with the primary responsibility of school accreditation, monitoring, and inspection.
This, he claims, is to assure excellent educational services, compliance with school establishment criteria, and enforcement of basic standards outlined in school operating guidelines.
“In a normal situation, no school should be allowed to operate in the FCT without due registration, payment of dues, and obtaining the necessary requirements.
“The secretariat, through the Department of Quality Assurance, is determined to sanitize the system for a better teaching and learning process.
“We will also intensify its efforts to ensure FCT schools compete favorably in the global education space,” he said.
He urged the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, NAPPS, to educate its members on basic requirements and the need to participate in FCT Administration educational initiatives.
Hayyo also urged for strong private-sector engagement in providing quality educational services to the FCT’s teeming inhabitants.