Government to revoke licences of private schools due unregistered learners
By: Melanie Aanyu
The Ministry of Education and Sports has vowed to revoke licences of private schools that will fail to register all their learners on the government’s Education Management Information System (ÉMIS) by December 9.
In the same regard, the government has threatened to suspend capitation grants for government schools that will also fail to beat the last deadline set by the government.
According to the November 3 circular from the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Ms Kerry Lamaro, registration of learners was supposed to end on October 30.
She said they have decided to extend the deadline to December 9, after learning that some institutions have not yet submitted data for their learners.
Ms Lamaro said the ministry will suspend capitation grants for government schools and revoke licence registration certificates for Private Education Institutions.
She, however, reiterated that all information relating to the learners and their respective parents and guardians uploaded will be kept confidential in line with the existing Data Privacy and Protection Act, 2019.