National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS) has appealed to Kaduna Governor Malam Nasir El-Rufai to re-open schools.
It said private schools in Kaduna are fully ready for resumption having put necessary measures in place to checkmate the effect of COVID-19.
In a statement in Kaduna by NAPPS chairman, Ja’afaru Yusuf, and General Secretary Mr. Iorhena Terfa, the school owners said the government should specify the date for resumption without further delay.
They said: “We wish to congratulate the Governor and the entire NAPPS members on the occasion of our NAPPS day 12th October 2020 and also our parents for the untiring support particularly in the provision of E-learning during the lockdown.
We are concerned about the adverse effects of the continuous lockdown of schools will have on the learners and the society, we want to inform the general public and the Government that our schools are fully ready for resumption as we used the WAEC Exams as a litmus test and it ended without recording an infection or case.
“To this end, we are assuring the Government and the general public that we should build on the lessons from the WAEC and NCE the success will be great.
“We also observed that most states that have re-opened have no better preparedness than Kaduna.
“Our prayer let a specific date be announced to make our preparation more effective, this will also heal both students and schools physically and psychologically”.