By Olaolu Oladipo, Lagos
Lagos State Government has directed owners of private schools in the state to register with the stateâ€™s Ministry of Education within two weeks or face sanction.Â Deputy Governor of the state, Dr. Idiat Adebule gave the two-week ultimatum while briefing newsmen in Lagos on Tuesday.
She stated that the registration was aimed at opening a data base for private schools operating in the state and to ensure adequate monitoring of their operations.
She said: â€œImproved education is one of the main focus of the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode-led administration and we cannot plan properly for private schools without data.
â€œWe recognise the role of the private schools.
â€œThey are partners of the government as they help provide access to education for our children in the state.
â€œBut as a government, we need to know how many of these private schools are operating in the state and how many students are under their care so we can monitor their activities and plan properly for them.
â€œThe Ministry of Education has been on this issue for a while and we are opening another window of opportunity.
â€œThey have two weeks to register or face sanction.â€