Kogi: Proprietors of Private schools express readiness to reopen schools

29 July 2020 by Sunny Adebija .

The National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, NAPPS, Kogi state chapter has expressed its willingness to abide by all protocols specified by the National Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, for reopening schools for examination classes as directed by the federal government.

The State Chairman of the Association, Doctor Habeeb Yaqeen Abdullah stated this in an interview with newsmen in Lokoja.

Doctor Abdullah said the Association had series of meetings with the State’s Ministry of Education, Science and Technology which instructed NAPPS members to abide by the protocols as specified by the NCDC in the interest of the students, schools and the nation.

He explained that in one of the meetings with the state ministry of Education Science and Technology and other stakeholders in the Education sector it was agreed that schools would resume on tenth of August for examination classes.

According to him, the category of students to resume were Senior Secondary School, Junior Secondary School and primary six pupils.

On the palliative grant given to Private school owners , Doctor Abdullah said he was not aware if members from Kogi state had accessed it but the association was working hard to ensure its members benefit from the grant.

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