The Lagos state commissioner for education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, has revealed that only 5,000 out of 20,000 schools in the state have been approved for operations. The commissioner made the disclosure during the 2021 Ministerial Press Briefing in commemoration of the Second Year in Office of Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu in Lagos, saying many of the private schools were not fit to be approved.
She said as part of the requirement for the registration of the private schools, the school is expected to have conducive classrooms and the full material testing of the building, but sadly, the majority of the private schools do not meet up the requirement.
According to the commissioner, 729 private schools were registered, while in 2020, 1,660 private schools were registered, representing a 127 percent increase, adding that the registration of the schools was to ensure that no child was left out of school.