YCSI ORGANIZE TOWN HALL MEETINGS FOR COMMUNITY STAKEHOLDERS

Youth Child Support Initiatives (YCSI) in collaboration with Human Development Initiatives (HDI) organised town hall meetings for community stakeholders which include men, women, teachers, and youths in Enugu North and Nkanu West Local Government Areas of Enugu State. During the meetings, issues bothering on implementation of basic education in Nigeria and its challenges were discussed.

Noteworthy was the fact that participants emphatically pointed out challenges being faced by schools situated in the LGAs such as unconducive environment for teaching and learning, non-provision of teaching aids, lackadaisical attitude of some teachers in discharging their duties, dilapidated buildings, non-replacement of retired teachers with new ones among others.

The participants were encouraged to always report complaints to the Education Secretary, and the Local Government Education Authorities (LGEAs) for prompt intervention. Community members were also advised to participate actively in the governance of basic education at the local government level as education for all is the responsibility of all.