NAPPS seeks review of child rights protection law
President of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS), Lagos Chapter, Mr. Olawale Amusa, has advocated immediate enforcement of child rights protection law.
Amusa said that the enforcement of the law would guarantee the right of children to qualitative education.
He made the call at the maiden edition of the NAPPS’ online Science Competition 2021, tagged “Grooming indigenous technologists through Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)” in Lagos.
He noted that science and technology “have a role to play in some of the issue bedeviling the country today and adequate priorities must be given to research and development to thrive and this will allow speedy development in the country.”
”We have decided that we are going reward any participant who can come up with an invention that can be produced in large quantity.”
ALSO, the Country Director of Sterling Heights Children Foundation, Adeniyan Adekunle, pointed out that one of the major impediments of science and research in Nigeria was lack of political will by the government to fund research institutes and low patronage by the private sector to sponsor science and technology in schools.
Amusan noted that private school owners are seriously facing many challenges in terms of multiple taxation, dues paid by the schools to the government and lack of access to loans, noting that with the Federal Government recent directive to banks to give loans to small and medium scale enterprises, the issue of inadequate funding will be resolved.
He said that the association had planned to bring back innovativeness to the consciousness of the people, especially in secondary schools.