Nasarawa State Adopts Schools Rules, Regulations

The Nasarawa State government has adopted the school rules and regulations for primary and secondary schools to govern learners, teachers, and parents towards instilling discipline in learners.

Hajiya Fatu Sabo, the Nasarawa State Commissioner for Education, while receiving the document from the Society for Family Health (SFH) on Wednesday in Lafia on behalf of the state government, enjoined all schools to ensure compliance.

The commissioner, represented by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Mr. Mohammed Bala, said that the state had shown commitment to creating and supporting a school system that “promotes physical and mental health education of the learners”.

Sabo explained “the school rules and regulations is a comprehensive document resulting from collaborative work of major stakeholders in the state towards instilling discipline and nurturing learners in primary and secondary schools.

“In 2019, as part of the Our Right, Our Lives, Our Future (O3) Programme, the Society for Family Health, in collaboration with the federal and state ministries of education conducted an assessment of schools rules and regulations.

“The assessment revealed that while some of these issues were included in some school rules and regulations, many are not. A major problem is the lack of uniformity and standardization of school rules and regulations”.

Sabo, commending the UNESCO, Society for Family Health for supporting the adoption of the school rules and regulations in Nasarawa State, called on stakeholders to ensure full implementation across schools in the state.

In her presentation, Mrs. Aisha Dadi, Programme Manager, SFH, said that the O3 programme of UNESCO was developed to provide a safe space for children to have a good learning environment to learn without anyone bullying them.

Dadi said that the school rules and regulations were developed by major education stakeholders, ministries of education; All Nigeria Conference principals of Secondary schools (ANCOPSS), Parents Teachers Association, the Ministry of Health, and private schools.

“Before sending this code of conduct to the pilot states, Lagos, Ebonyi, Cross River, Taraba and Nasarawa State, including FCT, Abuja, the Ministry of Education and UNESCO had invited relevant stakeholders to have a look at it before it being disseminated,” she said.

In his goodwill message, Mr. Ogiri Christopher- Odeh, the state ANCOPSS chairman, assured the stakeholders of the implementation of the school rules and regulations across secondary schools in the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the presentation and adoption of school rules and regulations in Nasarawa State were attended by major stakeholders in education, representatives of private schools, the Ministry of Health, PTA, and ANCOPSS, among others. (NAN)

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