The national association of proprietors of private schools (NAPPS) has shown confidence to the Federal authorities of the readiness of private schools beneath its fold to renew for the West African Senior college certificate examination (WASSCE) and different terminal examinations.
The association’s clamor for resumption follows the withdrawal of Nigeria’s participation within the sub-regional examination with the aid of the Federal authorities over protection motives Wednesday last week.
Countrywide President of the association, leader Yomi Otubela said at a press convention held really on Monday that the institution had prepared its contributors for resumption in step with the protocols set by way of the Nigeria Centre for disorder control (NCDC).
He stated: “i can vouch for our participants which have long past via safety measure of their faculties. We’re over 100% in line with preparation for transitional classes to resume”.
NAPPS, as a responsive and accountable affiliation, has shown its readiness to make sure the safe phased reopening of schools for SS3 and JS3 college students in private colleges within the state with the aid of ensuring member colleges strictly adhere to the protection protocols endorsed via the Nigeria Centre for disorder control (NCDC) to save you the unfold of COVID-19 within the school environments.
Even though we recognize the protection concerns of the Federal authorities, non-public schools are fully organized for secure reopening of schools with investment already made you got safety gadget as suggested by using the NCDC to ensure the secure reopening of schools nationwide.
To prepare, Otubela stated member colleges had made provision for handwashing, infrared thermometers, unwell bay, hand sanitizers, and face mask for workers. He delivered that relevant workers have been skilled on how to manage the children to keep away from the spread of the pandemic; seating arrangement adjusted to allow for two-metre distance between the youngsters; and schools decontaminated.
Otubela additionally called at the Federal and state governments to release budget to ministers of education to equip public schools with important facilities so their candidates may want to take the exam in peace.
Lamenting the suspension of the WASSCE, the NAPPS President, who’s also the proprietor of Lagooz schools, Agege, said it’d cause emotional trauma for the affected SS3 pupils who have been preparing for the examination.
He also stated dad and mom had been starting to call for for refund of exam charges from colleges for the reason that news have become public.
He also said the authorities ought to install a venture force to screen that colleges observe safety necessities in colleges.
The NAPPS President thanked the Federal government for inclusive of non-public faculties within the N2.3 trillion stimulus loans for corporations stricken by the pandemic and pledge to provide them with personal protective equipment (PPE).