Italian police shut down illegally run Sri Lankan school

Italian police shut down illegally run Sri Lankan school

September 12, 2015   12:53 pm

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Italian authorities have reportedly shut down a school illegally run in Naples and frequented by 60 children, between 5 and 11 years of age, of Sri Lankan origin and whose immigrant parents paid a fee of about 50 euro per month. 

The school “St. Francesco’s College” was discovered by officers of the child protection unit of the Police Station of Naples during an inspection in an old building on Via Broggia, in the city center, Italian media reported. 

The structure - which was on the fifth floor of the building – was completely devoid of the necessary security clearances and health code. 

School administration have claimed that their intent was to preserve the culture and the construction of their country, Secolo d’ Italia reports. 

About a month ago, the municipal police had also discovered a nursery, with 32 children a few months old and up to three years, in Piazza Cavour, also in Naples. 

Agents who had been referred there by a complaint found unhealthy sanitation and spoiled food at the premises while a 41 year-old Sri Lankan was imposed a fine for having started an unauthorized nursery. 

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