The Proprietress

[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1453450728036{background-image: url( !important;background-position: 0 0 !important;background-repeat: repeat !important;}”][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row equal_height=”yes” el_class=”vc_row-no-padding”][vc_column width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1498701939512{background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_empty_space height=”1080px” css=”.vc_custom_1522397669894{background: #0c0c0c url( !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: contain !important;}”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_row_inner el_class=”icon-same-height”][vc_column_inner css=”.vc_custom_1498547772541{background-color: #9b7f47 !important;border-radius: 5px !important;}”][academia_icon_box layout_style=”style4″ title=”Mrs. Esther Jummai Bali” description=”For the Proprietress of Napo International Schools, Mrs. Esther Jummai Bali, education is much more than just the provision of the basic requirements but also, a mandate to facilitate the learning and exchange, skills, values, beliefs, and the positive habits of every child entrusted to her. At Napo, Mrs. Bali and her team of educators aim to expose each child to experiences that will have a formative effect on how they think, feel, act and solve problems in everyday life and the future.

Having experienced the transformative power of education herself, Mrs. Bali is well-positioned to help in the transformation of young minds into great citizens. Mrs. Bali holds the following qualifications and has also undergone extensive on-the-job training from reputable Nigerian institutions over her 45 years’ of experience in the sector:

1. Teachers Grade II Certificate (TCII) Teachers College Gindiri, Plateau State (1962-1967)
2. National Advanced Certificate of Education (NCE), Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State (1976 -1979)
3. Bachelor of Education (B. Ed) in Learning Disabilities, Faculty of Education, University of Jos, Plateau State (1983-1986)
4. Masters of Education (M. Ed) in Educational Administration, Faculty of Education, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos State (1988-1989)

Mrs. Esther Bali has taught in a number of schools across Nigeria before 1981 when she decided to embark on educational entrepreneurship to bring her wealth of experience to bear on raising a new breed of societal and global leaders. In 1981, she established Sunshine Private School, which has since transformed to Science Day Private Secondary School in Jos, Plateau State. Intent on also adding value in vocational education and innovative skills acquisition, Mrs. Bali also established Balisco Computer School in Langtang, Plateau State where young secondary school leavers have been garnering computer literacy and IT skills for easy adaptation to the ever changing economic landscape. Propelled by these successes, Mrs. Bali then established Napo Private School in the Federal Capital Territory in 1991 and began what is fast becoming part of a movement to ready Nigeria and the world with the requisite human capital for sustainable development. To position Napo Private School to continue placing our children ‘among the Greats’, the school fittingly changed its name to Napo International Schools in 2015; a reflection of its reality and a move that has been well-received across board.

Fully sold to education as a lifelong cause, Mrs Bali is also the founder and president of the Education Development Association, a non-governmental organisation, which has since metamorphosed into the Educational Development Foundation for Excellence with its head office in Abuja. The organisation has as its goal to contribute to the development of qualitative education in Nigeria.
A consummate educationist and widely recognised mind builder, Mrs. Esther Jummai Bali has been honoured with several awards for her contributions in the educational field and leadership. She has also authored several children’s books. Happily married, Mrs. Bali has children and grandchildren.” color_scheme=”color-light”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1453450728036{background-image: url( !important;background-position: 0 0 !important;background-repeat: repeat !important;}”][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]