Private school owners, under the auspices of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS) have cried out that the coronavirus pandemic is threatening their means of livelihood and have, therefore, called on the government to come to their aid.
The Lagos State President of NAPPS, Chief Amusa Olawale, who spoke on behalf of members in a chat with Vanguard in Lagos, also called on the government to extend a lifeline to his members, saying they deserved to benefit from the dividends of democracy.
Olawale noted that school owners could no longer make money as schools are shut down, adding that most of his members have huge sums of money being owed them by parents and guardians of pupils and students in their schools.
While calling on the government to give tax holiday to his members since schools are on COVID-19-induced holiday, he said: “The NAPPS, being a partner in progress in this sector, has virtually been neglected. As a body, we have severally and collectively appealed to government to do an over-all review of the administration of schools, so that proprietors and teachers alike will share in the dividends of democracy which as at now is only being enjoyed by government schools. (Vanguard)