By Erezi Efeunu
The National President, National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, NAPPS, Dr. Sally Adukwu-Bolujoko, has blamed lack of funds for the association’s inability to present a bill to the National Assembly to govern the affairs of private schools in the country.
She spoke as the Karu, Nassarawa State Chairman of the association, Pastor Abraham Agada, challenged operators of private schools to see themselves as role models engaged in building lives, who would positively influence the society.
The two spoke during activities marking the 2016 NAPPS day celebration in Karu, Nassarawa State.
Dr. Adukwu-Bolujoko, in her presentation, said the body has continued to engage the Ministry of Education and other relevant parastatals with a view to making the body visible nationally as she urged the Federal Government to provide more incentives to private school owners to ameliorate the effects of the economic recession.
She said: “Good incentive will lead to more investments and improvement in education as well as more jobs created for the numerous unemployed graduates. The country will also conserve foreign exchange.”
Earlier, the Karu Branch Chairman of NAPPS, Pastor Agada, appealed to the various arms of government to see private school proprietors as true partners in progress.