Atiku, Obi, Tinubu, Kwankwaso to speak at private school proprietors’ conference
The four leading presidential candidates, Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) Atiku Abubakar, Labour Party’s (LP) Peter Obi and Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) are to address the yearly International Conference of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS) holding between November 29 and December 1 in Ibadan, Oyo State.
The quartet are invited to unveil their plans for the private school operators and providers of allied services in the country.
National President of the association, Chief Yomi Otubela, who dropped the hint, yesterday, at a virtual press conference, added that the conference’s lecture, which will be delivered by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, is titled: “Revamping Africa’s Education for Sustainable Development: Private Education Perspective.”
He said the candidates have been individually scheduled to appear between November 30 and December to ensure effective interaction.
Otubela explained that the conference/exhibition “will provide an avenue for the association to host a flood of participants, comprising school proprietors from across different states of Nigeria and outside the country with the participation of invited parents, private/public school teachers, government dignitaries, multinational organisations, foreign partners, exhibitors and various stakeholders.”
The NAPPS boss continued: “The conference will feature various programmes of interest such as a Master Class programme for school owners, teachers and professionals in the education sector, public lectures from erudite speakers, an exhibition of products and services from local to multinational companies, award ceremonies for distinguished members of the society and the association, policy decisions to impact education positively.”
He clarified that the conference, the 15th in the series, would have participants from across the 774 councils and other African countries such as South Africa, The Gambia and Ghana.