By Abbnanobi-Eku Onyeka
The Proprietress of Global Model Academy, Bagusa, Abuja, Mrs Comfort Ugwunna has accused government of not doing enough to encourage private schools operating in the country.
The proprietress, who spoke to some journalists recently in her office, listed the issue of multiple taxation and unwillingness of government to give incentives as acts that continue to negatively affect private school ownership.
She said in the developed nations of the world governments include private schools in their annual budgetary allocation even as she decried the unwillingness of the government to open a special bank for soft or free loan for private schools.
The proprietress explained that interests being paid for loan from commercial banks were alarming, saying that after such payments many school owners end up going home with little or nothing at the end of the term.
Appealing to the government to as a matter of urgency and importance give the private schools their deserved encouragement, Mrs Ugwunna said private schools provide education in many places where government schools are absent, adding that they also impart quality knowledge at affordable fees.