Anambra Commissioner for Education, Prof. Ngozi Chuma-Udeh, has called for the support of private investors in education in transforming the Anambra Education system.
Commissioner Chuma-Udeh, speaking at an interactive session with leaders of private schools’ associations in Anambra State, pointed out the need for collaboration in the drive to produce skill and value-based children for the State.
Prof. Chuma-Udeh opined that children brought up in illegal schools would contaminate those brought up in approved schools. She called for protecting the integrity of individual schools, associations and the State.
The Education Commissioner reiterated her earlier warning against illegal schools, saying that it has been declared criminal to operate illegal schools in Anambra State.
According to her, the operation of an illegal school in Anambra State now attracts a fine of N500,000 and prosecution of the defaulter.
The Commissioner also warned against indecent dressing and examination malpractice in schools.
The Commissioner enjoined private school proprietors to help in the fight against piracy by ensuring that pirated books are not stocked or used in their schools.
In her remarks, the Director of Schools, Mrs Chioma Unachukwu, called on the leaders to ensure their members get the ministry recognition and approval of their schools.