Education Commissioner Interfaces with NAPPS
…..Calls For Holistic Adoption of Approved Academic Calendar
As part of efforts to ensure a harmonized school calendar for both public and private schools in the State, the Commissioner for Education, Mrs Idongesit Etiebet has interfaced with Executive members of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS) to deliberate and draw inputs for the proposed new academic calendar billed to start from second term of January,2022 .
Addressing NAPPS EXCO led by the State Chairman , Mr Udofia Davies, the Commissioner who described them as partners in progress said the present calendar expires at the end of first term, December 2021, adding that the approved new academic calendar would be the outcome of stakeholders meeting comprising school Administrators, members of Private Schools Proprietors and representatives of the State Ministry of Education.
She explained that the new school calendar became imperative to ensure students and pupils spend productive learning hours in the classroom and that schools are held accountable for adherence or otherwise to set standards.
Mrs Etiebet therefore charged NAPPS EXCO to extend the message to their members and ensure they comply with School Calendar set out by the State Ministry of Education, calling for uniformity in dates earmarked for resumption, midterm, and closure in both public and private schools in the State.
The Education Boss also stressed that all Schools must conduct end of the term examination not more than two weeks to the close of term, while commending NAPPS for generating employment and developing human capacity.
The meeting had in attendance; Permanent Secretary, Lady Rose Bassey, Special Assistant to the Governor on Education Monitoring, Akparawa Udeme Udofia, and Directors of the Ministry.