The Kaduna State Chapter of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS) has made history by inaugurating 7 committees to give the Association a sense of direction and meaning in the implementation of its aspirations and goals of providing quality education and nurturing the young ones for national development.

The 7 committees that were inaugurated are: Training and Capacity Building, Elders Forum; Constitutional Review and Bye-Laws; Finance and General purpose. Other committees are Discipline and Ethics; NAPPS Cooperative and Welfare/Sports. While inaugurating the committees at Adeyemo College Kaduna on Thursday, the State NAPPS President, Hon. Timothy Gandu said, “These Committees comprise of seasoned educationists, men and women of integrity, who have been selected to assist the Association rise above being mediocre, substandard and a charade of charlatans.”

While reacting on behalf of other chairmen and members of all the committees, Hajiya Hadiza Mailafiya, a former minister of environment and a private school Proprietress in Kaduna appreciated the Association for trusting them and calling on them to serve at various capacities so that they can bring their wealth of experience and expertise to bear in contributing to NAPPS. “As members of these noble association and those who have been called to serve in these committees, let’s ensure that people see what we stand for in our own schools and other member’s schools”, Mailafiya called.

The Kaduna State Commissioner for Education, Professor Jonathan Andrew Nok had during a courtesy visit of the State Executive of NAPPS to his office earlier in the Month, expressed the willingness of the state ministry of education under his leadership, to partner with the private schools association to revamp education in the state.

The State President of NAPPS, Hon. Gandu called on all members of the committees to kindly sacrifice for the common good of the Association. According to him, “If we are able to put our house in order and achieve the noble aspiration of ‘Nurturing for National Development’, we shall stand tall and proud among many similar Associations in the State and Nigeria”.

The President also used the inauguration ceremony to call on all private school owners who are not members of NAPPS to take urgent steps to be part of the association as there was going to be synergy between the association and the government to ensure all schools in the state are carried along for the purpose of effective monitoring and quality assurance.

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