Taraba NAPPS celebrates day in Style

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NAPPS Taraba State chapter chairperson Rev. Mrs. Mercy Kenneth delivering her speech at the occasion

Taraba NAPPS celebrates day in Style

Jethro Yerga, Jalingo

It was yet another amazing moment in the history of Taraba State Chapter of the National Association of Proprietors of Private schools (NAPPS), as the association once again joined its counterparts in other states to celebrate its 28-29 Oct; 2021 Annual NAPPS Day at the Trade Fair Complex Jalingo, Taraba State.

The two days’ event, anchored on the theme “Curbing Rising State of Insecurity (Way forward for education in Nigeria), was also an avenue for Taraba Pupils and students to demonstrates their potentials and academic excellence.

The chairperson, Taraba State NAPPS, Rev. Mrs. Mercy Kenneth with other members of the association at the event

The Taraba State chairperson of the association, Rev. Mrs. Mercy Kenneth while addressing the crowd that turned up for the event, commended proprietors, parents and teachers for the various sacrifices they have been making towards proper upbringing of children in the state.

Rev. Mrs. Mercy said the association under her watch had done so much towards complementing the Taraba State government’s efforts in the provision of quality education for the citizens.

She stated that apart from bringing to the barest minimum out of school children, NAPPS had created job opportunities to so many graduates in the state and had also provided opportunity for many members to benefit from welfare schemes in different forms.

“MY led administration has also for the first time in the history of the association, acquired a temporally State Secretariat located at NO14, Taraba State Polytechnic Shopping Complex, Jalingo. We have been able to also established unity among members of this great association”. She stated.

Rev. Mrs. Mercy appreciated Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku for the unflinching support his administration has accorded NAPPS in the state and the unprecedented achievements he has recorded in education sector during his tenure as the Governor of Taraba State.

The chairperson equally applauded the Hon. Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Hon. Johannes Jigem for creating an enabling environment for private schools to thrive effectively in the state.

“Through the relentless efforts of the Hon. Commissioner, the State Government has now established WAEC Office in Jalingo and this has tremendously improved the performance of our Students both in internal and external examinations”. She said.

She however, identified multiple taxation on private schools, lack of transport facilities, unnecessary transfer of students from one school to another and the NAPPS state secretariat projects as some of the challenges militating against effective delivery of NAPPS services in the state.

The guest speaker, Abdulahi Yusuf who spoke extensively on the theme of the day, “Curbing Insecurity in Nigeria the way forward for education in Nigeria”, challenged the government, parents, religious leaders and proprietors to always live up to their responsibilities as security of lives and property is not a man’s business.

In a remark, the Hon. Commissioner, Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, Hon. Johannes Jigem who was represented by Mr. Idris Goje said the state government would continue to support private schools in the state to provide quality education for Taraba State children.

The commissioner who applauded the excellent performance of Taraba State students from Private Schools in external examinations and in other activities commended Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku for the regard he accorded educational sector in the state.

Earlier in a goodwill message, the chairman, Jalingo LGA, Hon. Nasiru Boboji who described Primary and Secondary School Education as the bed lock of education, pledged that the Synergy that has been existing between the Taraba State Government and Private Schools in the state would continue so that teachers would sustain provision of quality education to children in the state.

Pupils performing at the event

Highlights of the occasion was different performances by students of the different schools and presentation of awards to distinguished personalities.

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