The government of Plateau State has taken disciplinary measures against the state's educational institutions.

All of the state's nursery schools, primary schools, and secondary schools had their licenses to operate in the state withdrawn by the government.

This information was shared with the press by Elizabeth Wampum, who serves as the State Commissioner of Education for the Secondary Level on Thursday.

The commissioner claims that the decision was made after it was discovered that more than 5000 private schools were operating illegally without the proper licenses.

She stated that ninety percent of the private schools in Plateau do not follow the policies and mandates of the government, and she added that eighty-five percent of the private schools that had been awarded licenses in the past had compromised.

She stated, "This is to advise the general public that the operating license of all private Nursery/Pre-primary, Primary, Junior Secondary, and Senior Secondary Schools in the State would have to revalidate their certification in order to continue to operate legally."

However, the commissioner stated that the purpose of the effort was to limit the expansion of unlawful private schools and to help those that operate within the purview of the law in order to accomplish the goal of providing quality education to everyone.