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Private Schools in Anambra embark on warning strike.

Private Schools in Anambra embark on warning strike.

-Accuse Gov. Obiano of extortion

The Coalition of Private Schools’ Union in Anambra state has declared a 3days warning strike starting from Monday 16th to Wednesday 18th of March, 2020.

The coalition, made up of National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS), Owners of Private Schools Association of Nigeria (OPSAN), United Independent Proprietors of Private Schools Association of Nigeria (UIPPSAN), and Association for Formidable Education Development (AFAD), is protesting what it sees as unfair treatment and extortion by the state government.

In a letter signed and made available to newsmen by all presidents of the bodies that made up the coalition, the group stressed that the decision to embark on the 3 days warning strike is to protest “multiple taxation, invasion of schools by thugs, destabilization of schools by govt agencies and extortion. A member of the Coalition who spoke to vista.ng on the condition of anonymity complained that privates schools in the state have been battling with heavy taxation and if not checked could undermine the quality of Primary and Post-primary education in the state.

Anambra state Government has come under heavy criticism over what many described as multiple taxation and the prodigal manner in which the Governor is managing the resources of the state.

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