5th September, 2017
By Kazeem Ugbodaga
The Lagos State Government, through the Agency for Mass Education will begin shutdown of all unregistered Tutorial and Continuing Education Centres (CECs) in Lagos State from Monday.
Special Adviser to Governor on Education, Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh disclosed this in a statement, saying the action was necessitated by the refusal of some operators of Tutorial and Continuing Education Centres to comply with the State’s directive to register their Centres and pay their annual dues after several notices from the State.
It would be recalled that the decision to clamp down on such Tutorial and Continuing Education Centres was suspended after a closed door meeting with critical stakeholders in the sector on Monday, September 26, 2016.
In the meeting, Bank-Olemoh reiterated the directive of Governor Akinwumi Ambode on standardizing the educational sector in line with international best practices.
The stakeholders equally agreed to cooperate with the State, saying they were committed to improving the quality of education in Lagos by maintaining high level of professionalism and standards.
“After several follow up engagements, the State will now commence clampdown exercise on all unregistered centres and enforce compliance to set standards through the Agency for Mass Education 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.
“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. Operators of Tutorial and Continuing Education Centres across the State are hereby advised to get registered with the Agency for Mass Education and pay up all stipulated dues to avoid being shutdown,” Bank-Olemoh warned.