Kogi State Begins Closure of Sub-Standard & Illegal Schools

Kogi State Government Announces the Commencement of Closure of all Sub-Standard and Illegal Schools Operating in the State.

The Kogi State Government on Wednesday, November 3, began the closure of sub-standard and illegal schools operating in the state.

The state's Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr. Wemi Jones who addressed reporters shortly after the exercise in Lokoja, said the ministry had been empowered by law to close down illegal schools. He explained that the affected schools will remain closed until they fulfill the ministry’s conditions for operations in the state.

The commissioner who was represented by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Pastor Emmanuel Idenyi, said Kogi State Education Law came into effect in 2020 and it empowered the ministry to close down sub-standard and illegal schools.

It was also learned that a task force set up by the ministry is already going around and the exercise would continue until set goals are achieved.