RSG Plans Measures To Check Unapproved Schools …As Wike Swears In Khana CTC Chairman


The Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, has announced that measures have been put in place to check the proliferation of illegal schools in different parts of the state.
The governor restated that all unapproved schools in the state will no longer be allowed to operate as from September, 2017.
Speaking, last Tuesday at Government House, Port Harcourt, during a courtesy visit by the management of Jesuit Memorial College, Mbodo-Aluu, Wike said that 1,886 schools have been shut down in the state for failing to meet specified standard.
“We have told parents of children at the 1,886 schools shut down by the state government to relocate their wards before the commencement of the next academic session.
“By September, we shall fully implement measures aimed at strengthening the state’s education sector. We want to maintain standard that will uplift education in the state,” the governor stated.
Wike said that education was critical in the administration’s agenda to transform the state and empower the people.
He regretted that most illegal schools have become WAEC, magic centres where examination malpractice was promoted.
The governor commended the management of the school for setting up the institution in honour of the 60 children who died during the Sosoliso plane crash on December 10, 2005.
He assured them of the support of the state government to ensure that the school serves the people better.
Earlier, Principal of Jesuit Memorial College, Rev. Emeka Asogwa, had told the governor that the school was established in memory of the 60 children killed during the Sosoliso Air crash in 2005.
Asogwa appealed to the Rivers State governor to assist the school get the Certificate of Occupancy for the 21 hectares of land allocated to it by the state government.
Meanwhile, the Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, last Tuesday, swore in the Caretaker Committee Chairman of Tai Local Government Area, Mr Sylvester Mgba.
He charged the new caretaker committee chairman to prioritise the payment of salaries and support for security agencies.