Women Organisation To Monitor Schools

Primary school childre.

Primary school childre.

TO ensure that primary schools in Epe Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Lagos State, get a conducive learning environment for the teachers, to impact positively on their pupils, the Women Protection Organisation (WOPO), on August 12, set up a women monitoring committee of its organisation to see to the various needs of public schools within Epe Local Government Education Authority (LGEA).

The committee comprising parents/guardians shall monitor schools’ facilities such as playgrounds, toilets and classrooms among others, as well as draw the attention of the school management and WOPO to it. Aside this, the committee shall also partner the schools to effect repairs, so that pupils could learn in a conductive environment.

Other roles include; ensuring that pupils are regular in school, monitoring teachers’ movement and quality of teaching, seeing to food quality sold to pupils and check child abuses.

Apart from serving as checks and liaising with school authorities to give the pupils the best and increase pupil enrolment in public school, the group also carries out periodic trainings for volunteers.

At a training programme to officially commission the women to begin when schools resume in the state, Dr. A. Akintola, said, “women are very important in early child education.”

According to the NGO’s chairman, “women can help to discourage the practice of hawking during school hours, advise and support children for better performance in school.

Formed in 1996, the community-based not-for-profit organisation is one of the 10 approved by Education Sector Support Programme in Nigeria (ESSPIN) UK’s Department for International Development Programme (DFID) project to implement School Based Management Committees (SBMCs) to develop school activities across the 50 LCDAs.

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