The ministry of Education and Sports has issued and edict ordering the closure of private secondary schools, which are operating without valid facilities.
The order follows complaints by the public about the inefficiencies in some private schools.
A circular issued by the ministry of education Permanent Secretary, S.B Onek, states that most private schools have been turned into commercial ventures whose focus is to extort money from the parents, rather than offer quality education to the students.
Onek says that teachers in some schools are given jobs without appointment letters, paid little money and yet work under harsh conditions.
Onek says that some private schools have gone ahead and devised programs that do not correlate with those of the ministry of education. He says that this is unacceptable and such schools must be closed.
Onek has directed district education officers to deregister and close down any private schools operating without libraries, laboratories, better buildings and health facilities.