The Federal Government recently said that it would soon proscribe the National Parents Teachers Association (PTA) of Federal Government Colleges. However, government says it will allow only PTAs within the unity schools to continue to function in view of the crucial roles they play.
The Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwuka, who made the pronouncement during a parley with journalists in Abuja, explained that the move was necessitated by the bickering between the Unity Schools and the national PTA body.
Anwuka also explained that the PTAs evolved in Federal Government Colleges because parents had on their own decided to form the PTA meeting in order to raise funds to augment the funding by the Federal Government to the unity schools and stressed that they were doing well, electing their own officers and helping to run these schools. Read more