The Lagos State Ministry of Education through the Agency for Mass Education will commence shutdown of all unregistered Tutorial and Continuing Education Centres (CECs) in Lagos State form Monday next week.
Special Adviser to Governor Akinwumi Ambode on Education, Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh said in a statement that the closure was based on the refusal of some operators of Tutorial and Continuing Education Centres to comply with the government’s directive to the centres to register and pay their annual dues after several notices.
Last September 26, Bank-Olemoh suspended a decision to clamp down on such centres after a closed door meeting with some stakeholders. During the meeting, Bank-Olemoh reiterated Governor Ambode’s directive on standardizing the educational sector in line with international best practices.
The stakeholders had agreed to cooperate with the government, promising to maintain high level of professionalism and standards.
The state is carrying out the exercise in line with Edict No 2, Section 4.3 of 1991 that mandates the Agency to control the activities of all Tutorial and Continuing Education Centres in the State.
The Special Adviser said: “Lagos residents enroll in these tutorial centres and as government; we must ensure that quality service is delivered to our people. We must set standards and enforce it.”
The statement urged operators of tutorial and Continuing Education centres across the state to get registered with the Agency for Mass Education and pay up all stipulated dues to avoid being shut down.