Private School Owners seek Government Support to Discourage Mushroom Schools

President, National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, NAPPS, Chief Yomi Otubela addressing newsmen in Lagos.

The National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, NAPPS, has advised state ministries of education to support its advocacy aimed at discouraging the establishment of sub-standard private schools across the country.

The President of NAPPS, Chief Yomi Otubela gave the advice while speaking with newsmen in Lagos.

He explained that there were cases where some state governments give room for sub-standard or unapproved schools to thrive in their dormain even when the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools expressed its displeasure about such situation to the ministry of education in such states.

He stressed that members of his association which cut across the six geo-political zones of the country had always been seeking for ways to promote quality education in tbe country amidst obvious challenges in the education sector over the years.

He therefore, emphasised that his association would not support the establishment of schools for financial gains by some individuals without recourse to the purpose for which schools were established which is to mould lives.

Chief Otubela however, noted that looking at ways by which Private Schools could be repositioned for better performance woulld form part of the discussion at its association’s annual conference with a theme Revamping Africa’s Education for Sustainable Development: Private Education Perspective”.

Commenting on the incessant strikes by lecturers in the nations public universities, the NAPPS president advised the lecturers to look inwards and find lasting solution to the issue of strikes in the nation’s public university system.

Chief Otubela also called on government to increase its budgetary allocation to the university system so as to address the issue of infrastructural decay and inadequate welfare package for lecturers which had often been the basis for lecturers embarking on strikes over the years.

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