The Ebonyi State President of National Association of Proprietors of Private schools, Comrade Kingsley Igboke has decried the quality of many of the private schools in Ebonyi State.
Speaking in a recent media chat, Comrade Igboke lamented the proliferation of quack private schools, writing them off as “no schools”.
Comrade Igboke said, “Our governor has made the atmosphere conducive for private schools to thrive, it is his fatherly love that makes him tolerate most of the things we all schools. He has been patient with us, asking us to make education to be qualitative in the state and he has been advising us to ensure that we run good schools, because most of the things we see today are not schools.”
He said that the situation compelled NAPPS to work assiduously to shore up the standard of the school. “NAPPS is doing everything to see that we do not let the vision of the Governor down.”
He said the government was eager to carry private schools along in its education reform project.
“Our governor is a lover of education, he has asked us to submit our names, for retraining of our teachers. He wants to retrain all the teachers in Ebonyi State, because he said that even teachers in private schools are also teachers in schools in Ebonyi State.
The NAPPS president revealed that the government has budget a huge amount of money for this project.
“He has done so much, our promise is that whatever he said we should do, we will ensure that his desire is met. We have instructed our people to run a qualitative school. If you are not ready to beef up your quality in Ebonyi State, kindly relocate to any other state where they accept you. “We can’t afford to use quacks.