Ekiti state government has closed down a Private Secondary School for failure to abide by government order on COVID-19.
The management of the school was found guilty of organizing extramural classes during lockdown period despite government order on school closure.
The proprietor of the school, Victory College, Ilawe Ekiti, in Ekiti South West Local Government Area of Ekiti State has reportedly taken to his heels at the sight of government officials for fear of being reprimanded.
The government, through the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr. Foluso Daramola, had since sealed off the school premises and has been on the trail of the proprietor.
A statement by Kunle Adeniyi, the Assistant Director (Information) of the State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Daramola gave the sealoff order after receiving the interim report from officials of the ministry who investigated the activities of the private school.
The statement read in parts: ”Ekiti State Government has ordered the immediate sealing off of the premises of Victory College, Ilawe Ekiti, in Ekiti South West Local Government Area of the State, for violating the directives of Government on the closure of schools as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic currently ravaging most parts of the globe.
”According to the Commissioner, the proprietor of the private school, who is now at large, was discovered to be organizing extra moral classes for students and pupils, in total violation of the subsisting government directives on the closure of schools in the state.
”While noting that the security agents were already on the trail of the proprietor, Mr. Daramola disclosed that the proprietor would face the wrath of the law, for violation of COVID-19 protocols in the State, whenever he is apprehended.”
Adeniyi therefore urged members of the public to give useful information about residents flouting government’s directives, adding that the Governor Kayode Fayemi-led administration has placed great importance on the health of the general public.