Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has shut down over 600 nursery and primary schools operating without minimum standard requirements in the state.
The Commissioner for Education, Folorunsho Bamisayemi, disclosed this during an inter-ministerial news conference organised by the Ministry of Information and Civic Orientation on Wednesday in Osogbo.
Mr. Bamisayemi explained that the closure of the schools was part of the government’s effort to sanitise the sector.
“We have declared war on mushroom schools,” said Mr Bamisayemi. “We have zero tolerance for quacks in the system and schools that do not meet the required standard.”
He added, “We know the danger of mushroom schools because once the education foundation of a child is destroyed, it becomes difficult to build a solid structure on it.”
Mr Bamisayemi added that it was now compulsory for a school to have a Teacher’s Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) certificate, among other requirements.