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The Anambra State Government led by Governor Charles Soludo have announced that about 1,075 unapproved primary and secondary schools in Anambra State would be shut down indefintely.
The notice, which listed all the doomed 1,075 schools and their locations, had been posted on the website of the Anambra State ministry of education on Thursday.
The notice read: “The list of unapproved schools in Anambra State has been made public by the Ministry of Education. The under-listed schools are not authorized to function in the State and are, as a result, now declared to be public information.
“By doing this, pupils and students in these schools run the risk of being barred from participating in any State or federal exams, including the Transition Placement Exams, First School Leaving Examination Exams, Basic Education Certificate Exams (BECE), Senior School Certificate Exams (WAEC/NECO), etc.
“Owners of such schools are advised, for their own benefit, to register their establishments and adhere to the procedures for school inspection.”
Parents were advised to immediately withdraw their children from the schools and make alternative plans to enroll them in state-approved schools.
In another report, the Anambra State Government has revealed that it has commenced with the registration of native doctors, traditional herbalists and allied practitioners in the state to sanitise the sector.
The state’s Commissioner for Information, Paul Nwosu, had made this disclosure to journalists in Awka, the Anambra State capital, on Wednesday while reiterating that the decision was part of the resolutions which had been reached at the Anambra State Executive Council (ANSEC) meeting, held at the Government House on Tuesday.