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FCTA Threatens To Close Private Schools For Failing To Follow Laws, Regulations

Any private school that disobeyed the ongoing revalidation/registration and data collection requirements of the Department of Quality Assurance of the Education Secretariat will be closed down, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has said.

The FCT Permanent Secretary, Mr. Olusade Adesola disclosed this in a meeting on Thursday to discuss the low compliance by the private schools in the FCT.

The Permanent Secretary added that the FCT revenue drive by Departments, Boards, and Agencies will not be impacted by the slow pace of compliance of the exercise by Private Schools and that the MDA’s involved have been given a marching order to ensure due diligence in the process of their statutory duties and responsibilities.

He, however , reiterated the Administration’s resolve to enforce compliance frowning at the nonchalant attitude of defaulters while they keep enjoying the many quality services provided by the Administration in their various locations of operation in the territory.

Adesola further explained that the process of revalidation/registration and data capturing is part of the requirements for operating Schools in FCT.

He, therefore , cautioned Schools who are in the act of obstructing officials of the FCT Administration from accessing their schools for the routine inspection to desist forthwith or face the full wrath of the law.

The Permanent Secretary, highlighting the various stages, procedures and approval in the process mandated that all statutory laws and regulations pertaining to management of schools in the FCT must be fully complied with.

He said the non-compliance to the guidelines and non-payment of the approved annual/accreditation charges by some private school owners could greatly impair the smooth operations of the Education Sector.

He extended the revalidation, registration and data capturing exercise to 31st of December 2022 to allow for the successful completion of the intensive process.

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