A leading Kaduna-based non-governmental organization, Legal Awareness for Nigerian Women (LANW/LEADS-Nigeria) has tasked the School Based Management Committees (SBMCs) in Kaduna State to shun corruption but strive harder to work for their respective communities.
The Executive Director of the organisation, Barrister Rebecca Sako-John handed down the warning on Tuesday during training of SBMCs in Chikun, Kaura and Soba local government areas of Kaduna State with regards to monitoring of MacArthur Foundation supported universal basic education projects in the selected local government areas and Schools Improvement Programme (SIP) fund.
The whole essence of the engagement she said, was to to improve quality of education in Kaduna State through the SBMCs who are the closest to the facilities.
She said, “LAWN as one of the key implementers of the MacArthur Foundation education supported project in Kaduna State is going to monitor the SBMCs to ensure quality of education in the State.
“We are going to improve the quality of education in Kaduna state and also help to improve education indices and well-being of the citizenry in the interest of all. SBMCs are expected to improve accountability in the use of Universal basic education (UBE) funds in their various communities.
“Now, the training of the SBMC is to let them know how to also access schools improvement programme funds which will them to carry out minor repairs in their schools.
“We are to track at least 10% of the schools in the 3 LGA, so that more schools will be involved. Avoid corruption while discharging your duties, either as SBMC member or as the head teacher,” she added.