The National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS), Lagos Chapter, on Wednesday said there were plans to acquire a permanent secretariat for the association before the end of 2019.
Mr Wasiu Adumadeyin, President of the association, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sideline of a news conference announcing the 2018 NAPPS Banquet and Award Night scheduled for Dec. 6.
Adumadeyin said the association had estimated N40 million for the building, saying the current administration had made a fixed deposit of N10 million in the bank toward the project.
He said a survey was ongoing to acquire a property that would be in a central location to enable easy access by its members and partners.
“One of the major projects of the current administration is to provide a permanent secretariat for NAPPS before the end of next year because what we are presently using is a temporary site.
“We have fixed N10 million already geared toward the project; even though we do not inherit any fund from previous administration.
“We will either buy a land and build from the scratch or acquire a property and renovate, ‘’ Adumadeyin said.
According to him, the revenue that would be generated from some of our programmes and the upcoming banquet and award night would also be channeled to the secretariat project.
Adumadeyin also said that the population of members of the association in the state had increased to 5000.
He said the leadership of the association had also directed its member schools to give scholarship to well-deserved and under-privileged students in the schools as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
Adumadeyin said that an average NAPPS member school had not less than five per cent of its students on scholarship, while some had as much as 30 per cent.
“This is to encourage those who cannot afford the kind of quality education the private school offers but have brilliant wards, ‘’ he said.
According to him, NAPPS is also working with a Non-Governmental Organisation to adopt some children from an Internally Displaced Camp.
He said that most of the children that would be adopted would be those who lost their parents during insurgence and would be provided good education, shelter and food, as part of humanitarian services.
NAN reports that the association has listed CSS Bookshop, among other recipients that would bag awards during the 2018 NAPPS Banquet and Award Night.
The association said other awardees would be selected from those who had contributed immensely either to NAPPS as a body, the education sector or to humanity.
The association would also give N1million grant entrusted to it by the International Professional Tracking Ltd. (IPOTRAC) to the best teacher of the year in Lagos.