Determined to check proliferation of private schools in Nasarawa State, the state government yesterday said it has set up a task force to clamp down on illegal and substandard private schools mushrooming across the state. Commissioner for Education, Alhaji Tijani Aliyu, who disclosed this while addressing newsmen in his office in Lafia, the state capital, said that the moves was to ensure sanity in the state education system.
According to him, the government had taken measures to streamline activities of private school operators towards ensuring that owners of private schools in the state meet the required standard.
The commissioner disclosed that arrangements were in top gear to install solar power in the 29 public boarding secondary schools in the state to address the problem of erratic power.
Aliyu, however, said that there was significant improvement on the school feeding programme in boarding schools as N13 million had been set aside by the state government for the up-keep of the students apart from the monthly allocation on feeding in the schools.