In an effort to mitigate the menace of drop-out among school children, a Non-Governmental Organization known as Legal Defense And Assistance Project (LEDAP) has embarked on the training of panels that will monitor school enrollment and drop out across Nigeria.
This was made known in Bauchi by the NGO’s Senior Program Manager, Mrs Pamela O. Okoroigwe during a one-day training workshop for a 10-man panel that will carry out the task in Bauchi state.
Represented by the NGO’s Legal and development consultant,
Mr Godwin Odo said about 50 staff of the ministry of education and the universal basic education in Bauchi state was also trained on Wednesday.
He explained that the 10 man panel was being trained to undertake documentation and monitoring of the enrollment and dropout rates of the respective schools under the basic education system, in both primary and junior secondary schools.
Mrs. Pamela expressed optimisms that from the monitoring of the enrollment and dropout, activities will be developed to improve and increase the number of students who are enrolled in public schools in Bauchi state, particularly, the Girl-child.
According to her, the project which has been supported by Malala fund to improve school enrolment and control the rate of school drop-out has carried out similar training in Kaduna state and the monitoring is ongoing.