The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has vowed to shut down any school that failed to comply with the ongoing process of revalidation/registration and data capturing by the Department of Quality Assurance of the Education Secretariat.
The FCTA Permanent Secretary, Mr Olusade Adesola made this known during a meeting to address the low compliance by Private Schools in FCT.
Mr Adesola explained that the process of revalidation/registration and data capturing was part of the requirements for operating Schools in FCT.
He cautioned Schools who are in the act of obstructing officials of the FCT Administration from accessing their schools for the routine inspection to desist forthwith or face the full wrath of the law.
The Permanent Secretary who expressed his displeasure over the slow pace of compliance with the exercise by the Private Schools added that, the FCT revenue drive by Departments, Boards and Agencies would not be compromised and that the MDA’s involved have been given marching order to ensure due diligence in the discharge of their duties.
The Permanent Secretary, highlighting the various stages, procedures and approval in the process mandated that all statutory laws and regulations pertaining to management of schools in the FCT must be fully complied with.
He said non-compliance to the guidelines and non-payment of the approved annual/accreditation charges by some private school owners could greatly affect the smooth operations of the Education Sector.
The Permanent Secretary however extended the revalidation, registration and data capturing exercise to 31st of December 2022 to give room for ample time for the successful completion of the intensive process, with a warning that excuses would not be tolerated.
By Remi Johnson