By Gabriel Chy Alonta
Members of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS), Anambra state chapter, have tasked the newly elected executive to work assiduously towards unification of the different factions of the association.
They made this call during the state election of the association held at Onitsha Recreation Centre, Anambra state.
Speaking to newsmen, Hon. Earn Ezeiloegbunam, who chaired the election committee, described the election as free and fair, and advised aggrieved members, who are not happy over the outcome of the election to file their petitions.
While urging the incoming executive to carry everyone along, Ezeiloegbunam, who is the proprietor of Earnism Quality College, Ekwulumili, noted, “We have a problem of unity; some people broke away and formed a rival association called ‘Proprietors of Private School (PPS), and other organisations. We, therefore, beg the present executive to unify the association so that we can move as one body and do more exploits”.
In a remark, the out gone NAPPS president, Hon. Sonny Aniekwe, advised the executive to put God first in their activities, make sure that union members are in good terms with government in power as well as to ensure synergy in policy.
He listed monetary aids, academic and sports materials and other interventions he attracted to the association as his remarkable achievements, while urging the new leadership to sustain the tempo or even surpass such relationship with the sate government and the ministry of education.
Aniekwe, who regretted that lack of payment of membership dues almost halted the activities of the association, appealed that members should become more financially committed. He called for more support to private schools to enable them contribute meaningfully towards reducing the number of out-of-school children.
Hon. Princess Tina Aronu, Proprietress of Holy Child International Nursery, Primary and Secondary School, Ontisha, who was one time president of NAPPS, Anambra state, described the election as successful, free and fair.
Responding, the president-elect, Mrs. Ezedebego, thanked members for bestowing on her the mandate, assuring that she would run all-inclusive government, while particularly paying attention to the welfare of members.
She promised that the new executive would work harmoniously to ensure unity, accountability and transparency, remarking that they would not fail on their mandates.
The election brought in Mrs. Amaka Ezedebego as president. Other elected members are Pastor Moses Uchechukwu, vice president; Kenechukwu Egemole, secretary; Mr. Edwin Chijioke, assistant secretary and Engr. Nzubechukwu Olikeze, public relations officer.
Others are Uchechukwu Okolo, financial secretary; Paul Muoneke, Treasurer; Barr. Nnamdi Anagor, legal adviser; PaulMary Onyejeli, welfare officer and Mrs. Amaka Irene Eze, auditor general.
The new exco will pilot the affairs of the association for the next four years.