Taraba partners UNESCO, SFH to implement new school rules

The Taraba Ministry of Education in collaboration with UNESCO and Society for Family Health (SFH) has stepped down the National School Rules and Regulations document to be implemented in primary and secondary schools across the state.

Speaking at the dissemination meeting in Jalingo Monday, the programme manager of the Society for Family Health, Mrs Aisha Dadi, stated that Nigeria, its states, and schools have a strong reason for introducing and implementing the harmonised school rules and regulations.

“Educated youth is considered a significant resource for the country.

“The country believes that the values, behaviour, and attitudes built within the school community are significant in shaping the future of its young people.”

Aisha, who also represented UNESCO at the event, observed that the country sought to ensure that the environment in the schools are safe and supportive for pupils, learners, teachers, and staff.

She said the school rules and regulations are designed to ensure that all children and young people have access to safe, inclusive, health-promoting learning environments.

“There is need to step up efforts to eliminate school-related violence and bullying, including gender-based violence, to prevent discrimination, and to support schools to promote healthy lifestyles,” she said.

Speaking earlier, the Commissioner of Education, Mr Johannes Jigem, stated that the School Rules and Regulations for Primary and Secondary Schools was a comprehensive document that provides an all-inclusive and uniform guideline for primary and secondary schools (private and public schools) in Taraba state.

“In 2019, UNESCO Abuja within the framework of its adolescents and young people’s education for health and wellbeing Programme: Our Rights, our lives, our future (O3) programme engaged the Society for Family Health, who, in collaboration with the federal and state Ministries of Education conducted an assessment of school rules and regulations,” he said.

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