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Monitoring, inspection of FCT schools by DQA still on

Mar, 2021 | By Kabiru Musa and Sarah Odugbo | ||

In order to ensure an uninterrupted academic session, the Department of Quality Assurance of the Education Secretariat has kicked off its regular monitoring and inspection of all schools operating in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Explaining the need for the daily monitoring and inspection, the Acting Director, Mrs Magdalene Uzoanya, said that the reality of the global pandemic has further made monitoring and inspection essential tools to improving and maintaining standards in all schools operating in FCT.

She stated that the burning issues as schools resumes is compliance hence the urgent need to embark on vigorous sensitization for staff and students on the safety protocols. She said the school authorities have great roles to play in order to beef up awareness of the global pandemic through posters and banners conspicuously posted at strategic places to serve as constant reminders to students to obey the safety protocols. She added that it was the responsibility of the individual to guard against any form of health and academic distractions in this new session. Uzoanya further stressed that carefulness and compliance should be the watchword for everyone in this present circumstances to avoid unnecessary alarm.

The Acting Director and her team visited both Public and Private Schools and explained that the Department of Ouality Assurance had the core responsibilities to undertake regular evaluation of all schools to ensure effective and comprehensive quality in the operations of educational instructions and enforce compliance as well as continuous monitoring for minimum adeherence to standards.

She stated that to achieve this mandate, the two Zones of Abaji and Municipal had embarked on Pre- School monitoring and inspection, a week before school resumption to assess readiness to resume schools and make the teaching and learning process impactful in the new session.

Uzoanya further explained that the process of monitoring was to ensure policy and decisions are complied with and implemented in the right way in order to achieve ultimate performance while inspection is clinical in nature involving proper checking of school records and of academic activities for neccessary details to verify gaps in the teaching and learning system and where such is found appropriate advice is given.

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