Ityavyar says Benue got approval to stop illegal schools


Nigerian Concord Newspaper

Benue Commissioner for Education, Prof. Dennis A. Ityavyar, today said that the state government has got an approval to shut down illegal schools in the state so as to safe the future of Benue students.

Ityavyar said this when he appeared on a Radio Benue Programme with a director in the ministry, Pastor Ikirigwe, to discuss issues of the moment.

Speaking on the disbandment of Illegal Schools in Benue State, the commissioner said: “The National council of education has given us powers to close down schools that have not been approved by the National regulatory bodies.

“This is to improve standards of schools, we have done that to save the future of our children in that state and we have set committee that has Area education officers to checkmate the reopening of such schools.

According to him, the Benue State Government is determined to make sure tertiary institutions in the state meet the required standards.

He added that the Ortom-led government encourages the establishment of tertiary institution by private individuals, stressing that: ” All over the world the private sector contributes a lot to educational development but the established schools must be approved by the national regulatory bodies in the country, this is to ensure that our children will be given the best they deserve”

The Honourable Commissioner said education remains the bedrock and the only foundation upon which a meaningful development can be built on.

He warned all headmasters collecting levies from students of learning under UBEC to desist from this act or face sanctions.

His words: “Education in any society is the foundation of that society, for us in Benue, education is the major industry, we are not taking the issue of education for granted”.