Kogi State government has directed its Ministry of Education to initiate the process of returning all the schools owned by the missionaries to their original proprietors.
It was gathered that the decision was in line with the recent state executive council resolution over the fate of the said schools, as government is said to be highly worried over the declining standard of education in public schools in the state.
According to the Commissioner of Information, Hajjia Zainab Okino, the state executive council just re-affirmed the earlier decision taken in 2011, saying the government is relying on that earlier resolution to save education in the state from total collapse.
She said the government has mandated the Ministry of Education to work out the modality with the affected proprietors of the said schools for the process of handover.
Hajia Zainab also said the state Ministry of Justice has been instructed to work out the legal lining associated with the decision and pass it to the State House of Assembly to process it into law.

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