Covid-19 Palliatives: Bayelsa Private Schools Owners Laud FG
By Amos Odeh
Private Schools owners in Bayelsa state under the aegis of National association of proprietors of private schools,NAPPS have lauded the Federal Government on the planned remuneration of employees of private schools in the nation.
Speaking with Journalists in Yenagoa,the state NAPPS president Dr Mrs Christiana MacDonald described the plan as a welcomed development.
She commended the Federal Government for considering not only the plights of staffs of Government owned schools, but also spear heading the proposed remuneration of private schools staff.
MacDonald called on members and intending members of NAPPS in the state to avail the association with necessary details to ensure that no one private school in the state is left out, saying the novel Covid-19 pandemic has dealt them a blow.
The chapter president mentioned that following the communication of the Federal Government’s intentions for private schools to members of the association,the state secretariat of the association has continued to witness influx of members coming with a view to furnishing them with their information so that all can benefit from the scheme.
She applauded the Office of the Vice President,Yemi Osibanjo on its efforts on leaving no supposed or would be beneficiary of the Government’s magnanity out,expressing satisfaction with the level of turn out for the forth coming exercise.
“I want to commend the Vice president,professor Yemi Osibanjo for heading the Economic council.As an Association I want to say that we’re putting in our very best and all to make education better in Bayelsa and in Nigeria”, she said.
“We’re a law abiding association, if the Federal or state Government says we should’nt resume now due to corona virus then we must obey”, she added.
“The inclusion of private schools teachers and staff in our private schools for remuneration by the Federal Government is a noble idea”, she stated.
You would recall that to cushion the toll Covid-19 has had on providers of private schools in Nigeria,the Federal Government has rolled out plans to include private school staff into its payroll.