The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has vowed to shut down any private school that fails to comply with the ongoing process of revalidation/registration and data capturing by the Department of Quality Assurance of its Education Secretariat.
The FCT Permanent Secretary, Mr Olusade Adesola, gave the warning in a meeting to address the low compliance by private schools in the FCT.
Adesola, who expressed displeasure with the slow pace of compliance of the exercise by the private schools, said that the FCT’s revenue drive by departments, boards and agencies would not be compromised, adding that they had been given marching orders to ensure due diligence in the process of their statutory duties and responsibilities.
He reiterated the administration’s resolve to enforce compliance, frowning at the nonchalant attitude of defaulters while they kept enjoying the many quality services provided by the administration in their various locations of operation.
Adesola explained that the process of revalidation/registration and data capturing was part of the requirements for operating private schools in the FCT.
He, therefore, cautioned schools which were in the act of obstructing officials of the administration from accessing their schools for the routine inspection to desist forthwith or face the full wrath of the law.
He announced the extension of the revalidation, registration and data capturing exercise to December 31, 2022, to allow for the successful completion of the process.