Basic Education Ministry warns private schools

Basic Education Ministry warns private schools

The Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education has warned private school heads to desist from “illegal operations,” saying it violates the Education Act and the regulations governing the operation of private schools.

In a media dispatch sent to The Point, the Basic Education Ministry highlighted some of these practices as: disregard for the national curriculum; not registering students for National Exams like the National Assessment Test (NAT); Gambia Basic Education Certificate Examination (GABECE) and the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

Other practices include hiring teachers who do not have the required qualifications and also not putting in place a standard recording system.

According to the release, disciplinary measures will be taken against those who fail to comply with the Ministry.

The ministry nonetheless appreciates and encourages school proprietors who are complying and complementing its effort in providing quality education to every child in The Gambia.


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