Oyo State Government has promised to shut down illegal private primary schools operating in the state.
The Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Dr Nureni Adeniran, has said a task force would be set up to address the menace, He said it yesterday during an inspection of schools in Ibadan, Oyo State.
He said the task force would be headed by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, in collaboration with the State Universal Basic Education Board.
Adeniran said the task force would close down mushroom private schools endangering the quality of education.
He urged parents and guardians to enrol their children and wards in public schools, noting that the free education policy by Governor Seyi Makinde was yielding positive results.
Some of the schools the SUBEB chairman and his team visited include;
People’s Primary School, Adeoyo;
St. Williams School, Oke-Ado;
AUD School, Foko;
Islamic Primary School, Bode;
St. David Primary School, Kudeti.
I.M.G. Primary Schools, Orita-Aperin
Ikolaba Community Primary School;
Methodist Primary School, Bodija;
Methodist Primary School, Mokola, all in Ibadan metropolis.