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736 private schools accredited as FCT pledges to make registration easier

Apr, 2021 | By Emerald Olugbuo and Primus Khanoba | ||

Private schools proprietors in the Federal Capital Territory ,(FCT), may have cause to smile as the FCT Administration realizing the important role private investments in education will play in complimenting its efforts in providing quality education has promised to ensure that the process of accreditation and obtaining registration certificates were made easy without unnecessary delay.

The Acting Secretary , Education Secretariat , Alhaji Leramoh Abdulrazaq made this known at the presentation of the 14th batch accreditation certificates to private schools held at the Department of Quality Assurance headquarters Jabi district. He said the secretariat would commence a sensitization programme to prepare schools due for accreditation by acquainting them with the modalities and requirements of the exercise to enable schools adequately prepare for the exercise.

The Acting Secretary of Education disclosed that the territory administration through the feedback from the Department of Quality Assurance ,(DQA), was fully aware that many schools are grappling with the challenges of proper record keeping and other critical aspect of school management which are militating against their ability to meet some accreditation requirements and smooth running of their schools stressing that the Secretariat was determined to ensure the process of obtaining accreditation was made easy for schools without unnecessary delay.

Alhaji Abdulrazaq advised all members of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools ,(NAPPS), to encourage one another to ensure that more schools are presented for accreditation as it was the equivalent of operating license in FCT and the nation at large. He equally urged private school proprietors not to renege on compliance to minimum standards in their operations. According to him, a total of 89 schools were assessed in the 14th batch accreditation exercise with 74 schools meeting the required standard adding that 14 schools got provisional approval while 5 were denied accreditation.

He further announced that the total number of accredited schools in the FCT now stand at 736. Earlier, the Acting Director of DQA, Mrs. Magdalene Uzoanya commended the FCT Minister Mallam Muhammed Musa Bello and the Permanent Secretary in the FCT, Mr. Olusade Adeola for their unflinching support and immense interest in the growth and development of education in the territory. Mrs. Uzoanya noted that the accreditation exercise was a path towards attaining the peak registration and establishment of schools in the territory and not a measure of double taxation as erroneously perceived by some proprietors.

She explained that schools that avail themselves of the opportunity of accreditation not only impact positively on their student's performance but also drive sustained continuous improvement and maintenance of standards to meet strict standards of the new quality assurance model of the Education secretariat. The Acting Director charged all private schools operating in the territory to be faithful in meeting their obligations of promptly paying their stipulated annual dues. She urged schools due for accreditation and reaccreditation to follow the prescribed procedures as spelt out in the FCT act.

The President of the FCT Chapter of NAPPS, Mrs. Olusola Bankole commended the DQA for a transparent exercise promising that more schools will be encouraged to participate in the exercise. High point of the ceremony was the presentation of accreditation certificates to the successful schools.

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