The Ministry of Education in Abia state Government, has shut down a private school in Ubakala in Umuahia South Local Government area of the state.
For now, what led to the closure of the school, known as Ambassador’s College Ubakala was yet to be ascertained.
But, learnt that the incident happened as a result of the refusal of the school authority to allow inspectors from the State Ministry of Education gain access into the school building in Umuahia South Local Government area of Abia.
The inspectors were on tours to assess the facilities of the school before the scenario.
Disclosing this during an interview with newsmen, Tuesday, in Umuahia, the state capital, the proprietor of the school, Mr. Obinna Onyekwere, pleaded with the government to pardon the school authority for its inactions meted to the inspectors
According to him, “Since 2nd July, the school children have been at home. The parents of the school children are disturbing us. Even last week, they wrote their first school leaving, we had to go house to house to pick the children, and look for a place they will write their exams.
“We are begging the Abia State government that we are ignorant of the whole issue. We are apologizing”.
Meanwhile, Hon. Jerry Uzosike, the member representing Umuahia South state constituency, on Tuesday, pleaded with Governor Okezie Ikpeazu to reconsider and reopen the school to enable the pupils and students sit for their examinations.
He said,”I have received barrage of petitions, over seventeen petitions from my constituents concerning this school.
You may recall about few weeks ago, the government of the state shut down the school. In fact, last night, some parents never allowed me to sleep, due to their children who suppose to write their exams. And they are not writing exams.
“Some alleged in the petition that there is somebody who is in competition with this school, who gave the Abia government wrong information about the school, while the school was; now shut down.
When I inquired from; the proprietor, he told that there were;inspectors who came to inspect the school, that they didn’t know, they were inspectors from government.
“You know the school is; well secured. You could see the gate. They normally lock their gates during school period. For me, I am more concern about the new generation who can no longer go to school. Whose future is in jeopardy. I want to plead with the State government for the sake of this young generation to reopen the school.”