In a statement by the Chief Ayomide Otubela Fcma, the National President of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS) appreciated the Federal Government’s decision to reopen schools in Nigeria.
In the statement released on Tuesday, NAPPS welcomed the Federal Government’s decision to reopen schools in Nigeria from 4th August to allow SS3 students in the nation to prepare for the WAEC examinations slated for 17th August 2020.
A decision they said was welcomed by “parents, teachers, school owners and other stakeholders who have shown concerns over the initial suspension.”
Otubela also said that the association “is fully ready to ensure that the Management of private schools takes safety as a priority in schools by ensuring that the staff, students and visitors to their schools adhere strictly to the safety protocol as a laid down by the school management in line with the COVID-19 guidelines for the safe reopening of schools being recommended by the Federal Ministry of Education.”
He called on state governments to also follow suit by calling a virtual emergency meeting of public and private school stakeholders to enlighten them on what needs to be put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in schools.
Adding that schools would use this resumption opportunity to access the workability of safety products put in place in schools to ensure its success to allow other students to fully resume.
He finally appreciated the Federal and State Government towards ensuring the safety of their students as they resume.