The Deputy Director of Education in the Bo district, Mr. John Amara Swaray has warned School Management Chairmen (SMC) in the district to refrain from meddling in school subsidies as their role is to advise, monitor and approve tangible projects for the development of their schools.
The Director made these remarks whilst addressing participants at the opening ceremony of a three-day training workshop for thirty (30) selected primary schools management chairmen at the Conference Hall of the Sierra Leone Teachers Union (SLTU) complex at Kortugbuma in Bo.
Speaking on the aims and objectives of the workshop, the deputy Director said the training was designed to educate schools’ chairmen on their rights, responsibilities and limitations in the administration of their respective schools.
Mr. Swaray maintained that as a government representative tasked with running of schools, schools’ chairmen should be seen as major stakeholders in the smooth and effective administration of their schools.
In his contribution, a representative of the SMCs, the Right Reverend John Charley expressed delight for the large turnout of women in the workshop, noting that the concept of running a school is more of a female domain, especially for schools in the rural setting. For his part, the Chairman, Education Committee of the Bo City Council, Councilor Wurie Mohamed Jalloh said the development of schools does not squarely rest on the Head- teachers alone but also involves key stakeholders in society.
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