The National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools in Lagos State, NAPPS has rewarded the best private school teacher in Lagos State with a brand new Mazda car.

The lucky winner of the NAPPS Lagos State car award, Mr Chibuzor Anoku is a teacher with Anchorage Field School based in Festac Town Lagos.

Anoku beat 17 other equally intelligent private school teachers selected as best three from the local chapters of NAPPS across Lagos State to clinch the star prize of this year’s best teacher contest after a rigorous selection exercise and writing of aptitude test conducted by an independent Consultant.

President of NAPPS Lagos State, Mr Amusa Muhammed while congratulating and presenting the car gift to Nnoku noted that NAPPS gave out the car gift as a way of enhancing the delivery of quality education in private schools, by rewarding the hardwork of teachers, especially those in the private schools in Lagos State.

Contigents from all the 20 local government chapters of NAPPS clad in uniform Ankara print had marched out in procession to register their presence and formally pledge their loyalty and commitment to the leadership of NAPPS in the State.

In his Goodwill message to guests at the well attended event, Mr Amusa stated that the celebration of the annual NAPPS Day and Teachers Award was aimed at celebrating the brains behind private education in the State and to showcase exemplary teachers in Lagos private schools.

Amusa also reiterated the commitment of his association to the delivery of quality education to school age children in the State, inspite of the challenges posed by Covid-19 and other constraints.

‘Today’s event is is majorly to return the appreciation to Almighty God for His unending love for our Association. We are also here to reflect on our achievements so far, to consolidate on the existing ones and of course, to give ourselves hope for the future’, he said.

‘Year 2021 is just the first year preceding the Covid-19. As a result, private schools are just trying to re-strategize, re-organize and re-brand the whole academic structure, due to the effects of Covid-19 which has already changed the face of education perception in the world’, he added.

He concluded by reeling out some of his administration’s achievements namely, NAPPS Unified Termly Examination, Education Summit and Book Fair, Virtual Seminar and Summer School.

Other achievements of his administration listed were the launch of NAPPS Lagos School Radio, Teens Can Cook Competition, NAPPS Estate and Teachers’ Day among others.

Meanwhile, in his brief remarks at the event, Chairman of the Day, Asipa Kaoli Olusanya who also doubles as the Chairman Kith & Kin Schools stressed the need for government to provide special assistance to private school owners in Lagos State for complimenting government’s efforts in providing quality education to millions of school age children.

Asipa continued by wondering what could have become of the State, were private school operators not complimenting the government’s efforts.

He concluded by imploring teachers to find satisfaction and fulfilment in their job, as it is one of making lasting impacts in the lives of their students.

Speaking on the theme of this year’s 2021 NAPPS Day; Curbing Insecurity, Way Forward for Education in Nigeria, National President of NAPPS, Chief Yomi Otubela noted that the theme was ‘appropriate as the need to secure schools and to ensure the safety of the learner’s, staffs and others in the schools system becomes crucial as the rates of kidnappings in schools continues to skyrocket in the country’.

While praying for the speedy release of the abducted students all over the country, who are still in the den of kidnappers, Otubela also called on Federal and State Governments to ensure that the kidnapped students were released as soon as possible.

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