Kogi State Government delisted 449 private schools operating illegally without government approval in the state.
This disclosure was made by the commissioner of education, Dr (Mrs) Agnes Okhai while submitting the report of their findings to the governor, Idris Wada, described the operation of illegal educational institution in the state as counter productive.
According to her, a total of 999 primary schools, 332 secondary schools and 13 tertiary institutions were captured during the exercise that lasted six months.
Dr Okhai further explained that out of the 1, 331 schools screened, 536 were officially approved, 346 schools are still processing their documents for approval, while 449 were outrightly not approved for operation.
She described the exercise as a giant step by government geared towards repositioning the education sector for effective service delivery and appealed to the governor to accord the report urgent attention to curb the excesses of illegal schools in the state. (Leadership)