Osun govt seals 4 schools over non-compliance with COVID-19 protocols, other standards

Ekene Agbor, Osogbo
Osun state government on Wednesday sealed off four private schools for operating illegally.
 The schools that were sealed are; EPOCH group of schools, EPOCH model school, Edunabon,  Balothely International School, Edunabon and God’s purpose Montessori Nur/Pri School, all in Ife North Local Government Area of the state.
One of the affected schools

 

The affected schools, located within Ife-North local government area of the state were said to have defaulted in the standard set for the operation of private schools.
The sealing off exercise was carried out through the Quality Assurance Department of the Ministry of Education for various offences ranging from inconducive environment for learning, non-approval for operation of school and non compliance with Covid-19 Protocols.
Sealed off school
The quality assurance department of the Ministry of Education is a department set up to ensure that no illegal School is being run in the state, and ensure that all schools keep to the guidelines of running a standard school.
The Director, quality Assurance Department, Miss Adetutu Olulande who spoke on behalf of the Commissioner for Education, Hon. Folorunsho Bamisayemi said it is no longer business as usual because the present administration is determined to improve the quality of education in the state.
Sealed off sticker of Osun government
She emphasised that the schools sealed will not be re-opened under any circumstances except they meet up with the standard given by the state Ministry of Education.
“The present administration in the state frowns at any private or public school that does not conform with the set standard, the present administration wants to significantly improve the standard of education in the state and there is no going back on it”.

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