KDSG Revokes License of School for Violation of Quarantine Order

Kaduna State Government (KDSG) Revokes License of School for Violation of Quarantine Order which Directed all Schools to Remain Closed.

The Kaduna State Government has closed Future Leaders International School and revoked its license to operate.

The school contravened the provisions of the Quarantine Order which directed all schools, both public and private to remain closed.

Contrary to this directive, Future Leaders International School conducted entrance examinations Into JSS1 and SSS1 within its premises on Wednesday, 10th June 2020.

The school opened its doors to 38 staff and conducted the examinations for 70 applicants.

In addition to closing the school and revoking its license, relevant provisions of the law will be applied to prosecute the proprietor of the school.

Schools in Kaduna State have been closed since 23rd March 2020. The Ministry of Education has encouraged schools to provide e-learning to keep learners in basic, post-basic schools and tertiary institutions engaged within the approved curriculum.

Stakeholders in the education sector are aware that the government does not consider that the conditions are right for schools to reopen.

At the consultative meeting with stakeholders in the Education sector last week, a committee was charged with the responsibility of advising the forum on the appropriate fee private schools can charge for their e-learnIng programme.

The committee is yet to submit its report; hence, no school should charge fees or open for third term without permission.

The stakeholders' meeting was attended by the leadership of proprietors of private schools in the state, the State Schools' Quality Assurance Authority, Heads of public and selected private schools, and various MBAs in the education sector.

The meeting discussed the plan to reopen Kaduna State as it affects the education sector and proffered many recommendations to the government for the compliance of both public and private schools, including higher institutions for consideration.

The State Government will continue its engagement with the stakeholders on the best and safest options for the education sector to reopen for full academic activities.

Shehu Usman Muhammad Ph.D. 
Commissioner of Education.