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Bauchi stakeholders advocates training for SBMCs, Teachers

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Bauchi stakeholders advocates training for SBMCs, Teachers

By Ahmed Ahmed

Bauchi State Stakeholders in Education has urged the state government to train and retrain   School Management Based Committee (SBMCs) and Teachers in a constructive role that would ensure the quality of basic education in the state.

This is contained in a communique issued at the end of the one-day citizen’s dialogue meeting held on July 22 and signed by Mr Toshin Zuberu, Programme officer Fahimta Women and Youth Development Initiative (FAWOYDI)  coordinating TY Danjuma Foundation Programme and made available to Newsmen weekend in Bauchi.

The communique said teachers and SBMCs are the custodian and guardians with the responsibility to preserve and provide a good learning environment for pupils through training and retraining.

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“Together they can check the menace of teacher absenteeism by monitoring, supervising and reporting on a regular interval to appropriate authority,” it said.

The stakeholders recommended Training and retraining of teachers and SBMCs to achieve the overall goal of basic education in the state.

“The SBMCs should imbibe a continuous partnership/engagement with FAHIMTA and other NGOs for effective advocacy to foster the restructuring of dilapidated structures in basic education.

“Government and other stakeholders need to ensure the teaching environment of pupils should be conducive and urged teachers to be selfless while in service delivery.

The communique also stressed the need to adopt and utilize the Nigerian policy on quality education to achieve quality assurance in sustainable service delivery as education still remains the bedrock of development.

It also stressed the need for communities to take ownership by providing portable drinking water, and minor school structure renovations rather than relying on government and NGOs support.

The Stakeholders also call on the State University Basic Education Board (SUBEB) to provide effective supportive supervision and mentorship to supervisor SBMCs among others in carrying out their responsibilities effectively.

They also advocated for more awareness campaigns on ownership to community members for sustainable development.

The communique said there is a need for governments and communities to identify philanthropists and private organizations that would aid school development.

They commended FAWOYDI and TY Foundation complementing the state government’s effort to improve lesson notes and work plans in targeted schools in the state.

Our correspondent reports that the dialogue meeting was organized by Fahimta Women and Youth Development Initiative (FAWOYDI) in collaboration with TY Danjuma Foundation.

The stakeholders in attendance are  SUBEB, Government officials, Local Education Authorities, Teachers, Parents’ Teachers Association PTA NGOs CSOs and the Media.

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