THE Plateau Chapter of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS), has called on the Plateau Government to establish a Board that will checkmate and regulate the operations of private schools in the state.
The Chairman of the association, Mr Solomon Musa, made the call in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Jos.
Musa said that a bill for the proposed board had already passed second reading at the State House of Assembly.
According him, if the bill is passed and signed into law, Plateau will be the fourth in the country, after Niger, Lagos, and Kano, to have such agency.
He said if the board became fully operational, it would address all illegalities in the education sector, and that it would also enable government to generate more funds from private schools.
Th chairman further said that the existence of such board would improve and raise the standard of education in the state to the envy of other states.
“We call on the Plateau Government to establish a board that will regulate and checkmate the activities of private schools in the state.
“We have initiated a bill in that regard, and it has passed second reading at the House of Assembly. In fact, a public hearing on the bill was held, recently.
“The existence of a board will address the challenge of illegal private schools operating in the state and government will also generate more funds.
“So, we call on the House of Assembly to expedite the process and pass the bill. We also urge Gov. Lalong to assent to it as soon as it is passed,” he said.
– Aug. 28, 2020 @ 16:55 GMT |