A THREE-DAY PROFESSIONAL CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP FOR SCHOOL BASED MANAGEMENT COMMITTEES, FIELD LEVEL EXTENSION STAFF, ZONAL DIRECTORS AND WOMEN DESKS OFFICERS NCNE STAFF AND STAKEHOLDERS FOR THE EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NOMADIC EDUCATION AT NUT ENDWELL CONFERENCE HOTEL, MOGADISHU, KADUNA, 20TH – 22ND SEPTEMBER, 2016.

The National Commission for Nomadic Education organized a three-day Professional Capacity Development Workshop for School Based Management Committees, Field Level Extension Staff, Zonal Directors and Women Desks Officers NCNE Staff and Stakeholders for the effective implementation of the Nomadic Education at NUT Endwell Conference Hotel, Mogadishu, Kaduna, 20th – 22nd September, 2016.

The workshop drew participants from broad spectrum of stakeholders involved in the implementation of the Nomadic Education Programme (NEP) including the Executive Secretary, National Commission for Nomadic Education (NCNE) Professor Bashir H. Usman, NCNE Management Team, the representative of the Honorable Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Kaduna State, Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board, representatives of Pastoral NGOs including; Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Confederation of Traditional Livestock Herder Organizations in Africa (CORET), The Pastoral Resolve (PARE), AL-HAYAH, NCNE Zonal Directors, Women Zonal Desk Officers, Extension Agents, Officials of School Based Management Committees (SBMC’s) from 22 States of the federation.

The Capacity Development workshop was set out to achieve the following objectives amongst others:
a) Create a forum for interaction amongst the Headquarter Staff, members of SBMC’s, Zonal Desks Officers, Extension Staff and NGO’s Representatives and other Stakeholders to evolve best approaches and strategies to be adopted to ensure successful implementation of the NEP at the grassroots.

b) Enhance knowledge, skills and competencies as well as build the capacities of members of the School-based Management Committee (SBMC) to advocate, mobilize and leverage resources as well as sensitize the Nomadic groups and all other relevant stakeholders to support the commission’s initiatives at the Community level.

c) Improve Access and Quality of delivery of lessons through enhancing skills of Teaching and learning in Nomadic whole School Management as well as mapping out strategies for active Community participation and school’s enrolment drive; and

d) Enable participants appreciate the value and use of radio as well deployment of ICT as a means of enhancing active participation in school management.
The training workshop was very interactive, highly participatory, and informative and improved the knowledge, skills and competencies of participants on the underlining principles and rationale behind the formation of School Based Management Committee as a paradigm shift aimed at the decentralization of authority through the active involvement of communities in decision making over school operations to improve governance.

Arising from the training participants made the following commendations as mark of appreciation.

• The meeting commended His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, APC led Federal Government for the giant stride in gradually addressing the security challenges relating to insurgency, violent conflicts, cattle rustling, kidnapping and rape that had bedeviled the country in the last 10 years. They promised to lend their support towards actualizing the APC ‘Change Agenda’ to accelerate the unlocking of the dividend of good governance and promote sustainable development of the country and particularly the livestock sub-sector.

• Participants commended the NCNE for the conduct of the workshop and assured that they would to put to good use the knowledge, skills and competences acquired in the course of the training. They further pledged to step down same to their colleagues to promote effective implementation of NEP in their various communities.

Participants also applauded the Commission, SUBEBs, and LGEAs for the sustained and continuous support in the provision of quality of tuition to the children of the nomads and particularly the extension education programme.

Participants at the end of the training also recommended as follows:

1. Parents should be encouraged and supported to give equal opportunity for the education of both male and female children. While paying special attention to the enrolment, retention, completion and transition to higher level of education of the nomadic girl child before giving them out for marriage as education will help them to positively impact on their families and the society.

2. Pastoralists and sedentary farmers should eschew violence and promote peaceful resolution of conflicts considering the complimentary roles of their occupations towards the socio-economic development of the country. The establishment of conflict resolution committees at community, local, state and federal levels to detect early warning signs of threats, manage and resolve conflicts before it escalates into violence with all the attendant consequences be accorded priority.

3. Regular mobilization and sensitization of communities through regular capacity development for nomads to empower them to sharpen their skills and competencies for dialogue and constructive engagement in conflicts management and resolutions and should be supported by the Commission and other stakeholders to promote enduring peace and inter-ethnic harmony.

4. The regular monitoring, supervision and inspection of nomadic schools to address emerging challenges relating to teaching and learning, record keeping, teacher attrition and teacher truancy etc.

5. The public perception and ethnic profiling of pastoralists as criminals should be diffused through constructive community engagement with the media for balance reportage at national and international levels and the general public. This should be driven through sustained and consistent awareness raising and sensitization campaigns to change the mind sets on the negative perception and promote objectivity in reporting conflicts related issues between pastoralists and other natural resource users instead of singling out the herders as the only culprits or aggressors.

6. Efforts should be made by all stakeholders to sustainably mobilize and sensitize the nomads to embrace western education and allow their children attend school regularly. They should equally be encouraged through the activities of SBMCs to actively participate and support school developmental activities in their domain to fast track the attainment of the objectives of NEP and other national benchmarks.

7. Provision of infrastructural facilities through the construction of schools to create access and promote conducive learning environment in nomadic communities and model centres in grazing reserves to accelerate the sedentarization of nomads and eliminate incessant violent conflicts between herders and farmers.

8. Establishment and equipping of health centres in nomadic settlements to address their health related challenges and provision of water and sanitation facilities to provide hygienic environment and promote good health.

Achievements

  • UBEC/NCNE 2014 projects
  • Quality Assurance in Nomadic Education
  • Teachers education and development
  • Technical and vocational education

Our Plans

  • Long-term plans
  • Mid-term plans
  • Short-term plans
  • One year strategic plan

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Executive Secretary addressing the participants during the SBMC programme.

Participants at the SBMC programme.

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