Private schools teachers have asked government not to prolong the resumption of schools beyond January 18.

President, National Association of Private School Teachers, NAPST Comrade Akhigbe Olumhense said at a news briefing in Abuja on Thursday that the teachers have not recovered from the over six months closure during the first wave of the pandemic.

Comrade OAlumhense urged government not to close down schools but ensure safety measures were followed.

He insisted that if schools will remain closed, private school teachers should be paid stipends to cushion the economic hardship they would encounter.

“This support will go a long way to save our lives, our jobs and the future of millions of Nigerian children in private schools. Already most schools were supposed to resume on the 4th of January 2021 but by government directive through the PTF, resumption was delayed TILL 18th January, 2021’’.

According to Comrade Olumhense ‘’Before now, we have called for urgent support for private school teachers, the government on its part responded by asking us to bring account details of our members which has been submitted since july 2020, till today our members have not received any support from government’’.

Daniel Adejo


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