Private schools seek federal government funding

The private schools want to be included in the budget.

The National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS) on Saturday urged the Federal Government to include private schools in its annual budget for education.

The President of the association, Pius Okoh, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Uyo.

He said the inclusion of private schools in the country’s annual budget would maximise the contributions of the schools toward the country’s development.

Mr. Okoh added that the gesture would be in line with President Goodluck Jonathan’s transformation agenda.

“The demography of private schools is not taken into consideration to know what their challenges are, but often times, preference is given to public schools to the detriment of private schools.

“The worst is that even the international donor agencies equally focus attention only on challenges of public schools without taking private schools into consideration,’’ he complained.

The NAPPS president said “parents and guardians of pupils and students of private schools are also tax payers in the country.

“Their children also deserve a share of the country’s appropriation for education.’’

He noted that the role of private schools in the country should not be undermined as such schools had distinguished themselves in sharpening the intellect of Nigerian children.

“Private schools are wonderful springboards for quality delivery in the education sector,” Mr. Okoh said.



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