National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS) in one of the ancient towns in North Central Zone of Nigeria, Akwanga, Nasarawa State joined counterparts nationwide to celebrate NAPPS Day.
NAPPS Day is celebrated every Oct. 12 to mark the day in which the association was birthed in Nigeria.
This year programme held in Akwanga, Nasarawa started with a town rally by proprietors and teachers of private school was started at cooperative building, Lafia road ended at Mada Hills Secondary School where the rest of the occasion continued.
Children from different private schools in Akwanga Local government Council observed a match pass which was followed by the teachers and thereafter rounded up by the proprietors of private schools in the community.
The Akwangs Chapter Coordinator, Mrs Peace Agu, appreciated and congratulated the National President of the association, Chief Yomi Otubela FCMA and the Nasarawa State Chairman of the Association, honurable Boniface Ironumbe for their efforts in keeping NAPPS together and for the success of this year NAPPS DAY celebrations.
The former Akwanga Chapter Chairman and the ex North Central Zonal Secretary, Apostle Da-Silva Johnson, who represented the National President captured very sensitive and vital issues confronting private schools in Nigeria ranging from the effect of COVID-19, kidnappings of students, teachers, and stakeholders, taxation amongst other things.
He pleaded with the Federal and state governments to help secure the release of the kidnapped children.
“We, therefore, call on the Federal Governments and the state governments to ensure that the kidnapped children are released as soon as possible,” the president said.
In addition to the match pass of children, teachers and proprietors, different cultural troupes took over the stage with Yoruba, Mada, Eggon and Tiv as major tribes represented by the children forming the troupes.
The programme which ended with fun and fare would continue on Sunday Oct. 17, 2021 for proprietors dinner.
Reporting from Akwanga, Nasarawa State for TEac News.