By Catherine Philip Jelani
This was disclosed by the Desk Officer of School Based Management Committee Mallam Ahmadu Mohammed at a brief chat in his office this morning. He explained that as part of ADSUBEB’S campaign for functional School Based Management Committee in all the Primary Schools and Junior Secondary schools in the state , it has organised a special programme for the insurgency affected areas which includes; Gombi, Song, Mubi North, Mubi South and Maiha Local Government Authorities on the 21st day of October 2015.
However, the subject matter of the programme is to intensify enrolment, retention and completion of education especially that of the Girl Child. He explained that the programme is an activity based one and for that reason, participants were grouped and task with the responsibility of answering some technical questions related to education.
They were asked the following questions;
1. State 3 importance of education to an individual.
2. State 5 ways on how to encourage girl enrolment.
3. As stakeholders in education, State 4 reason that you will employ to discourage school dropout.
4. State 5 ways that you will use in improving enrolment in your area.
Appropriate answers were provided by each group and these answers were similar in content and context.
Mallam Ahmad also stated the objectives of the Programme which includes; the restoration of lost hope and continuity in the pursuit of education in the insurgency affected areas, to erase the trauma faced by the school children of the areas, and to show the efforts of the present administration in peace building and conflict sensitive education in the affected areas. Other participants include; PTA representatives, Mother’s Association, Traditional title holders, Heads of Social Mobilization of the 5 affected areas.