mushroom schoolEducation is the best tool one can use to the world, but it is the responsibility of government to provide quality and affordable education to its citizens.

Most government has failed in this regard and because of government inefficient to cater for the educational need of its people, private individual are now make a mushroom classes to exploit the innocent people that could not afford quality education.

In the above regards, the Commissioner for Education in Ebonyi State, Nigeria, Prof. John Eke, has cautioned all the crooked and illegal operators of mushroom classes, schools in the state that the state government would henceforth shut down all illegal mushroom classes and schools in the state being operated without the approval of the government educational agency.

This was disclosed to newsmen by the Commissioner for Education in Ebonyi State, Prof. John Eke on Wednesday 14 June 2017 in Abakaliki the state capital.

The Prof. said “the school did not meet the requisite criteria; the school operates without any licence or approval from the Ministry of Education and operates from the owner’s residential building.

“There is no trace of any file whatsoever in my office showing that the proprietor applied for approval to establish a school in the state.

“We cannot allow such illegality to happen in a state that subscribe to the principle of rule of law.

“We closed down the school because it was not qualified to operate as a school due to failure of the owner to adhere to laid down procedure for establishing a school.”

The Prof states that it is illegal to operate nursery, primary or secondary school without government authorization and approval from the relevant educational government agency and the Ministry of Education.

Prof. Eke also disclosed that the clamp down on illegal schools will be swift and that the government has commenced with immediate effect.

Prof. disclosed that the state government recently shut down Power House International Secondary School was due to non compliance with laid down procedures for school registration.

The shutdown of the school was founded on the ground that Power House International Secondary School was operating in a mushroom six flat private residential home comprising three-bed room flats with no recreational and sports facilities for physical and mental exercise.