Covid-19: Private school owners beg el-Rufai to reopen schools


Private school owners in Kaduna state under the aegis of National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools have appealed to Governor Nasir el-Rufai to reopen schools.

The private school owners said they are fully ready for resumption.
Kaduna state schools have been shutdown since the aftermath of Covid-19 in March, just like other sectors in the state, but while offices, government and businesses have been back to work, schools are still under lockdown. 

Speaking in a press statement jointly signed by its Chairman and General Secretary and made available to Journalists in Kaduna on Monday, NAPPS urged el-Rufai to allow the education sector commence activities just like other sectors, noting that private school teachers and staff are suffering.

According to Malam Ja’afaru Yusuf and Mr. Iorhena Philip Terfa, “We wish to congratulate the governor and the entire NAPPS members on the occasion of our NAPPS Day October 12, 2020, also our parents for the untiring support particularly in the provision of E-learning during the lockdown .

“We are concerned on 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 exam as a litmus test and it ended without recording any infection or case.

“We also observed that most states that have reopened have no better preparedness than Kaduna state.
“Our prayer, let a specific date be announced to make our preparation more effective, this will also help both students and schools owners.”

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