The Delta Government announced on Friday that it had commenced registration and re-validation of private schools in the state in order to improve standard of education.
The state Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Mr Chiedu Ebie, announced this at a meeting of proprietors of private schools with the State House of Assembly Committee on Education in Asaba.
Ebie said that the exercise was part of the efforts of the state government to improve on the falling standard of education, especially in primary and secondary schools.
He assured the committee of the readiness of the state government to partner with private school owners in ensuring improved performance in the education sector.
The commissioner called for the support of the proprietors in this regard.
“In the past, we did registration of private schools based on their location, but this time around, we want all the schools to renew their registration.
“This exercise will enable us fish out those schools which have been operating without licences and those of them with fake certificates,’’ Ebie said.
He also urged the proprietors to live up to the standard by providing conducive learning environment for the children.
In her remarks, the Chairman of the committee Ms Angela Nwaka, noted that the exercise would help to identify those who had not registered their schools.
Nwaka advised such proprietors to register their schools in order to avoid them being shot.
“The essence of this meeting is to see how we can improve the falling standard of education in the state.
“I will advise that those who have not registered their schools should do so in order to avoid sanctions,’’ the chairman said.
She gave the assurance that the assembly was working tirelessly to reposition public schools across the state, to enable them to compete favourably with their counterpart in other countries.
Nwaka however promised to look into the alleged multiple taxations imposed on the private schools by ministries, departments and agencies in the state. (NAN)