The leadership of National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS Southwest Zone met with National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS) in Ogun State over safety resumption of schools.
In what occured as a familiarity meeting between the associations, the stakeholders rubbed minds on issues affecting students welfare especially the Basic and Secondary Students who are also members of NANS. A way forward on how to ensure safety resumption of schools in the state was channeled.
In a welcome address by the NANS Zone D Deputy Coordinator, Comrade Oladimeji Uthman, he appreciated the opportunity given to them by the NAPPS leadership to have an interactive session on the reopening of all schools across the state and Nigeria at large.
Oladimeji proceeded by charging the NAPPS leadership to put more efforts in making sure the life of the students are safe as resumption back to school is around the corner. He further pleaded to the Federal and State government to look into the educational sector, as it is one of the important sector in the country, urging the government not to focus only on worship centres, markets, airports and others.
In the same vein, Oladimeji used pleaded to the NAPPS leadership to find lasting solutions to the bad acts rampered within the students, most especially the rape case that have almost become a norms.
The NANS Director of Basic Education, Comrade Yusuf Wasiu in his speech charged the NAPPS leadership to abide by the guidelines by PTF for reopening of schools, and make sure that the health of the students and staffs (Teaching and Non-teaching) are their priorities. He admonished the leadership to set up a committee or task force to oversee the affairs and the compliance of schools to the COVID-19 guidelines after the reopening of schools.
The Ogun President of NAPPS who also doubles as the Proprietor, Paragon International Schools, Dr. Lawrence Holumidey expressed gladness over the visitation of the student’s leadership.
He urged the leadership to maintain a cordial relationship with his personality even after his tenure as the NAPPS President.
NAPPS President, according to him believe that the student leaders are the main point of target for developing the nation.
The Akeweje as he is fondly called also pledged his support to the students’ leadership and the body as a whole.
In his concluding remarks, he charged the visiting student leaders to put more efforts in their mission so as to be seen as an epitome of a good leadership for the upcoming ones.
The NANS Deputy Coordinator pleaded with the Ogun state leadership of NAPPS to unanimously support the campaign against rape which is championed by the students’ body.