UNICEF, Katsina Govt To Train 300 SBMCs On School Safety, Security

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), in collaboration with the Katsina state government, is to train 300 School-based Management Committees (SBMCs) on school safety and security.

Hajiya Binta Abdulmumin, the UNICEF focal person from the Ministry of Education, said this at the Training of the Trainers (ToT) on Thursday in Katsina.

According to Abdulmumin, the ToT will be followed with the step-down training of Junior Secondary Schools (JSS) SBMCs across 60 Girls Education Project (GEP3) in selected schools.

She said, “We have started this exercise with the training of ToT, they are the master trainers.

“And the master trainers will go down to the local government level and step-down the training to 300 SBMCs across the schools in six Local government areas of the state.

“The step-down training will be held in Rimi, Kankia, Ingawa, Baure, Kankara and Jibia LGAs.

“In each of the Local Government Areas (LGAs), we selected 10 schools, and in each school, we selected five SBMC members”.

Abdulmumin said the aim of the programme was to develop the capacity of SBMCs in North West on conflict and disaster risk reduction through effective knowledge of early warning signs, identification and effective disaster response strategies.

“The aim is also to communicate the mechanisms to be put in place by all schools to address all kinds of hazards, especially violence and conflict for the continuation of schooling at all times.

“And also to provide guidance on processes and procedures for ensuring safe learning environments for all users,” she said. (NAN)

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