News, Northern Bahr el-ghazal

Education Ministry to crack down on illegal schools

By Hou Akot Hou


Ministry of General Education in Northern Bahr El Ghazal state has threatened to shut down unregistered private schools.

Director General, Santino Bol Akot revealed that some schools are operating without registration, saying others bear wrong logos and operate in unsuitable premises.

“We are going to shut down such schools immediately and it is not a walk in the park to get your school working without adhering to the Ministry’s rules” he warned.

Bol warns against setting up schools in small environments and operating without adhering to the Ministry’s rules.

“Some of these schools are just getting money. They work in a small environment like 20 by 20 plots and they just write their school motto and start working. They are getting competing for money,” Bol said.

He said one private school on the verge of being shut down is King Solomon, which must comply with the rules, particularly the calendar.

He said some schools have already started registering students before the official academic calendar.

Many private schools in the state and region have faced challenges, such as being forced to close down and being accused of indoctrinating policies.

Last year, some foreign teachers in one private school were kicked out of the state private school, causing outrage among education officials who were against the act against private schools run by non-nationals.


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