National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, Lagos State, has announced that members will open their schools for the terminal senior secondary school pupils to resume academic works on August 3.
Mr Amusa Olawale, President, NAPPS, Lagos State Chapter, at a press briefing, said that the Lagos State Ministry of Education had given the schools permission to resume provided they met the necessary health requirements.
“We had a meeting with the Director General, Quality Assurance, Lagos State Ministry of Education and we shall be resuming on August 3. We have been given clearance for reopening of schools but if a school does not have the requirements, they may not be allowed to resume. For this reason, we also set up NAPPS quality assurance committee to go round and ensure our members meet up with these requirements,” Amusa said.
Amusa said the ddecision to resume was in line with the association resolve to ensure the conduct of the West Africa Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in September.
“In the last meeting the South-West governors had with the commissioners for education, they are still working on how WASSCE would be conducted in September, because if these pupils don’t sit the exam, the 2020/2021 session will be seriously affected,”Amusa said.
Amusa in his presentation confirmed that 65 per cent of NAPPS members benefited from the loan given to Small Medium Scale Enterprises (SMSE) by the Federal Government.
“We facilitated the granting of FG N50bn palliative loans to 65 per cent of our members during the lockdown and just three weeks ago, we were credited,” he said.