Abia State government has announced the sealing of Emerald Schools located at Crystal Park Avenue, Off Port Harcourt Road, Aba in Aba South LGA as well as the withdrawal of its operational approval.
This is in response to the death of a pupil in the school.
The state government in a statement on Tuesday signed by the Commissioner for Education, Prof. Uche Eme-Uche made available to ABN TV, said his Ministry’s findings showed that the said school was operating below the stipulated standards set for the operation of private schools in the State, a situation which led to the unfortunate death of the pupil.
The government therefore urged all parents/ guardians whose children/ wards attend the school, are advised to withdraw them without further delay.
The statement added, “While the Ministry regrets any inconvenience this may cause parents, it will continue to shoulder its responsibility of upholding the welfare and safety of Abia children as a top priority.
“Any illegal attemp by any individual or group to reopen the school will attract the full wrath of the government.”