Education ministry threatens to close defaulting schools

Friday, October 02, 2015
The Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education (MoBSE) has threatened to close any school that is not approved, while also urging parents to consider whether a particular school had been licensed before enrolling their children.

“All school proprietors are hereby informed that henceforth, any school found operating without approval from the ministry (of Basic and Secondary Education) will be closed immediately,” the ministry said in a statement issued yesterday.

The education ministry said they will not only close defaulting schools, but such institutions “shall be blacklisted for a period of five years”. 

In the statement, the ministry warned parents to seek for school’s approval letter/licence before enrolling their children.

Earlier on, MoBSE had temporarily closed down many primary, basic cycle and senior secondary schools for failing to comply with certain regulations or falling short in meeting certain standards of operation.

Source: Picture: Education Minister Fatou Lamin Faye