Private school owners in Delta State have been warned against the resumption of academic activities for nursery and pre-primary pupils as anyone who goes contrary to the directive of the state government would be sanctioned appropriately.
The State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Mr. Patrick Ukah, gave the warning at Asaba on Wednesday.
He said that officials of the Ministry have been ordered to visit private schools in the state and defaulters will not go unpunished.
He noted that the state is implementing phased resumption of schools as occasioned by the COVID-19 Pandemic and that critical stakeholders in the education sector are of the opinion that nursery and pri-primary pupils will resume academic activities in January 2021.
Mr. Ukah advised parents and guardians not to hurry and take their children and wards in the aforementioned classes to school as government has not approved the resumption of academic activities for them.
The Basic and Secondary Education Commissioner cautioned private school proprietors who are contravening State Government’s directives to retrace their steps or face appropriate punishment.