Cross River CSOs Advocate Legislation To Compel Public Officers Children To Attend Public School

In Breaking News, Education, International News, National News, News, Politics, Reports

By Ogar Monday

Civil Society Action Coalition on Education for All (CESAFA) has asked the Cross River State House of Assembly to pass a legislation compelling politicians and all public office holders to enroll their children in public schools not private schools.

The resolution was part of a communique issued at of the Education Stakeholders Dialogue Initiative, organized by the Civil Society Action Coalition on Education signed by Ben Usang, the State Coordinator, Obongha Osam and Eshua Joseph, communique committee Chairman and Secretary respectively.

Other issues discussed at the Stakeholders meeting which had in attendance representation from the Ministry of Education, principals of public and private schools, special education centers, civil society groups and parents included issues of roaming of students during school hours, examination malpractice etc.

They also urged government to partner with NGO’s to check the issue of roaming of students during school hours by getting database of students that will facilitate direct communication with students and their parents, poor infrastructure in rural schools among others.

Other resolutions reached include: “early information/sensitization of parents on payments of fees at closure of schools against next resumption.

“Child care centers should be established in schools and counselors engaged to counsel students on the dangers of roaming.

“Students as a matter of policy should be made to write their WAEC wherever they are schooling to wipe out the issue of special centers.

“Government should pay more attention to improving infrastructure and the learning environment in rural and special needs schools across the State.

“The Government should not allow the newly established Institute of Technology and Management to deteriorate due to neglect, poor funding or poor political will to ensure standards are maintained.

“And Government as a matter of deliberate policy should recognize and promote the work of NGO’s involved in non-formal education, contribute to youth development and sustainable development of the State”.

Earlier while speaking, the State Commissioner of Education Mr. Godwin Ettah who was represented by Mr. Abia Chris thanked the group for their interest in the sector and commended their effort.

His words, “It’s not easy for people to come into an area as dry as education; an area where many people are not interested. So we commend CESAFA for coming to salvage the decay and mess that is already engulfing education.”

Also, the Coordinator of the group Mr. Ben Usang said, “The intention of this project is to share some issues as civil societies and while sharing those issues we reach a meaningful understanding between the stakeholders. We will listen to the position of Government and Government listens to the concerns of civil society.”

Since You Are Here, Support Good Journalism


CrossRiverWatch was founded on the ideals of deploying tech tools to report in an ethical manner, news, views and analysis with a narrative that ensures transparency in governance, a good society and an accountable democracy.

Everyone appreciates good journalism but it costs a lot of money. Nonetheless, it cannot be sacrificed on the altar of news commercialisation.

Consider making a modest contribution to support CrossRiverWatch's journalism of credibility and integrity in order to ensure that all have continuous free access to our noble endeavor.

CLICK HERE

New Feature: Don't miss any of our news again.Get all our articles in your facebook chat box.Click the Facebook Messenger Icon below to subscribe now

Text Advert by CRWatch :Place Yours

Will You To Learn How To Make Millions Of Naira Making Special Creams From Your Kitchen?.Click Here


Expose Your Business And Make More Sales. Advertise On CrossRiverWatch.com Today

You may also read!

Ayade To Fix Bad Roads After CrossRiverWatch Report, Protests

By Jonathan Ugbal Cross River Governor, Benedict Ayade has directed “massive and comprehensive rehabilitation of roads” across the State

Read More...

Cross River Judges Should Refuse Accepting Acting CJ Positions – Fmr AG, Eyo Ekpo

By Jonathan Ugbal Mr. Eyo Ekpo, a former Attorney General and Justice Commissioner in Cross River has called on

Read More...

JUST IN: Students Storm Governor’s Office In Calabar, Demand End To ASUU Strike

By Jonathan Ugbal Students resident in Calabar, the Cross River Capital have shut down the Governor’s office in the

Read More...

Leave a reply:

Your email address will not be published.

Mobile Sliding Menu

Share this now