The National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools has called on the government to intervene and bail private schools from the challenges of weak policies and high taxation.
The association also called on regulatory agencies of government to be more effective to enhance quality of education in Nigeria.
A member of the Board of Trustees, Federal Capital Territory chapter of NAPPS, and CEO of Toddlers Haven, Abuja, Dr. Bukola Dosumu, made the demands during the 2021 Arts Day and Live Performance of ‘Women of Owu’, held in the school
She said, “The challenges facing private schools are overwhelming. The major challenge is the lack of effectiveness of regulatory bodies that should regulate our activities and provide support for schools in terms of accreditation and protection from several levies and taxes.
“A lot of agencies see us as milk. We pay tax and tenancy agreements. Taxes are killing us and lack of access to loans is a big issue. We can’t secure bank loans and even if you get it, the interest rate is high.”