On Thursday, March 20, 2014, Caleb International College, Magodo, Lagos, was agog as National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS), South-West zone held its annual delegates conference.
The event hosted by the Lagos State chapter of the association under the leadership of Chief Abayomi Folorunso Otubela, proprietor and chairman, Lagooz Schools, Orile Agege, Lagos, was well attended by members from the zone and beyond.
The out-going president of the zone, Elder Moses Idowu Oladose charged governments at all levels to support private school owners in all forms. This, according to him, will further raise the standard of education in the country as most children from private schools are always on top of the ladder in academic performance and moral upbringing.
“It will be of immense benefit to the nation if governments at all levels can give us the needed support to boost our morale. I believe this is what we need to forge ahead. We have been trying our best as an institution. Governments have been doing that for other associations that are not even contributing to the development of the country. So, why won’t they listen to our plea?”
Speaking on the success of the occasion, Proprietor, Lagooz Schools, Chief Otubela expressed joy about the large turn-out of members from the zone. He also gave an account of his stewardship since he became the president in March 2013, Lagos chapter of the association, a couple of years back.
According to him, the association has attained greater height and efforts are still in top gear to move it forward.
“I appreciate the massive turnout at the conference, and I would appreciate it the more if we can improve on that. Also, if we can make use of all what we have learnt from out guest speaker, Pastor Nelson Ayodele.
“I equally thank God for the opportunity He gave me as president, Lagos chapter of the association which enabled me to contribute my quota to the development of the association. By God’s grace, I won’t relent on my efforts, until we get to the promised land.”
Among the highlights of the event was the unveiling of the new executive members of the zone, having their head as Alhaja Basirat Alimi from Ogun State, who will steer the ship of NAPPS in the zone from 2014 to 2017.
– TADE ASIFAT