The Executive Chairman of Apapa Iganmu Lcda, Hon. (Dr). Funmilayo Akande Muhammed pleadges to offer a financial support to the Association of Private School Owners and Teachers in Apapa Iganmu Lcda to help cushion the negative effects of coronavirus pandemic on its members. The Helmswoman who is not blind to the plight of any including proprietors and workers across private schools in the LCDA who she acknowledged have been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic due to the closure of schools and some other businesses.
She further said the closure of both public and private institutions in the country as well as non-essential businesses come with life-threatening pains for members of the union. The said financial support would go a long way to help private school owners stay afloat during and after the COVID-19 until schools are finally ask to resume. The support grant had become necessary following the disruption and the redundancies caused by the pandemic and indefinite closure of non-essential businesses including private and public schools.
She however stated that to achieve this, the government will need to have the right data on the number of private schools in the local government area, the number of their teachers and an identification card to qualify any teacher for the support grant.