Coronavirus: Kaduna govt. shuts down private school for carrying out Entrance Exams

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Coronavirus: Kaduna govt. shuts down private school for carrying out Entrance Exams

Coronavirus: Kaduna govt. shuts down private school for carrying out Entrance Exams

The Kaduna State School Quality Assurance Authority has shut down a private school named Future Leaders International School, located at Unguwar Rimi, Kaduna, for carrying entrance examination in violation of the Coronavirus Quarantine Order.

Umma Ahmad, who is the Director-General of the agency, made this known in Kaduna on Thursday, further stating that the school license would be revoked.

Mrs Ahmad further gave an explanation that the school was shut down on Wednesday for conducting entrance examination into Junior Secondary School I (JSS I) and Senior Secondary School I (SSI) for 70 pupils.

Those that were found around the school premises were 34 teaching and non-teaching staffers, including construction workers.

This act goes against the federal and the state’s government COVID-19 Quarantine Order, which directed that all schools should remain closed until further notice.

According to her, Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i had also in a broadcast on June 9, categorically directed that all schools should remain closed.

“But against this directive, we learnt that Future Leaders International School had asked pupils and students to come to the school to write entrance examination into JSS I and SS I.

“On getting there, we met 70 pupils and students writing the examination, with 34 teaching and non-teaching staffs as well as construction ongoing in the school.

“In fact, half of the pupils and students were not wearing face masks, a situation that put the children at risk of contracting the Coronavirus.

“I, therefore, sent the pupils out, invited their parents and closed the school as directed by the Commissioner of Education, Dr Shehu Makarfi.”

The quality assurance boss added emphatically that the school’s license would be revoked.

When contacted, the proprietor of the school, Margarita Osuala, said: “I will not speak right now, but I will get back to you.”

On his part, NAPPS Secretary, Philip Iorhena, described the incident as “very unfortunate”.

Mr Iorhena acknowledged that the state government had been carrying the association along in all its decisions concerning the lockdown, and wondered why Future Leaders International School decided to open.

“Notwithstanding, we apologise on behalf of the school and we are appealing to the state government for leniency,” he said.

Coronavirus: Kaduna govt. shuts down private school for carrying out Entrance Exams

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