School Proprietors and Bulk SMS

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Learn all the various ways school owners and managements of both primary and secondary institutions can use bulk SMS effectively towards efficient management of the school.

Being what it is, an unexpected situation requiring an immediate action, every organization or establishment needs an effective system to deal with emergencies. In most cases, if emergencies are not dealt with quick enough, loss of life and property may result.

The effectiveness of bulk SMS for internal communications cannot be overemphasized. You need every communication channel possible to make the relationship between you and your employee stronger. For school proprietors, this could be used for employee engagement, assignment reminders, performance reports and appreciation.

“Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary”- (Margaret Cousins). This age long quote shows just what positive effect appreciation can have on people, employees in an establishment especially. A person who is appreciated will always do more than what is expected.

“Measurement is the first step that leads to control and eventually to improvement. If you can’t measure something, you can’t understand it. If you can’t understand it, you can’t control it. If you can’t control it, you can’t improve it”. - H James Harrington

A lot has been said on this platform on the many ways in which school owners can use bulk SMS effectively towards ensuring smooth operation and organization of their school. Much focus had been on PTA organization and communication with students. Internal communication though with the staffs of the school is equally very important.

Internal communication between the employer and employees of any organization is essentially important towards smooth operation in the establishment and productivity of the employees. In light of this, it is expedient that school proprietors regularly communicate with the staffs of their school and for good reasons.

 

WHY IS EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT IMPORTANT?

The school has closed? Students are back home with their parents full time? The teachers have the priceless opportunity yet again to take a deserved rest and get ready for the new term. As a school proprietor though, your work is just getting started.

At this time, most schools in Nigeria, both government owned and private ones have concluded their terminal examinations and going on end of the term holiday. A long duration of learning has again ended, time for the students to get some fun and rest and the teachers to replenish lost fuel.

Among other things, a school proprietor must ensure that there is a cordial relationship between the school management and the parents of their students/pupils. In other to do this, it is essential to always take actions that show the school has the best interest of the parents at heart.

The school environment is one which affects the active development of a child massively. Because of this, it is imperative that the management of a school puts in place the most conducive environment for learning. This might involve putting up projects like library, standard laboratories with standard equipment, water provision, computers and many others.

Teachers are charged with the weighty responsibility of shaping a child’s future. Right from a very tender age, teachers are actively involved in the development of a child, both physically and intellectually. Teachers would be doing the parents, who have entrusted them with such huge responsibility, a favor by impacting knowledge the right way and filling the parents in the loop regarding the child’s development.

In a world where morality has taken a down slide, and peer pressure is on the increase, it is a big challenge to train up a child successfully, especially when they are still very young. The world around them through its media and even the masses promotes rebellion against authorities; parents and teachers in this regard. Children are also exposed to many their age group who are not well trained and can be of bad influence. That is why proper discipline is essential to shape up a child for the best in the future.

Just a few persons will argue it, that there is nothing you can do for a teacher as an expression of appreciation that can be tagged ‘too much’. Little wonder then that teachers are referred to as the bedrock of a nation. Great leaders and successful men and women all went through tutoring.

 

In order to effectively carry out their role as life changers and help their pupils realize their dreams and aspiration, a regular part of a teacher’s tutoring process is delegating ‘take home’ work to the students/pupils to keep them engaged even outside the walls of the schools.

An American Politician who serves as the president of Arizona from 1997 to 2003, Jane Dee Hull, once said “At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of the parents”. Those words are in no way far from the truth.

The Parents-Teachers Association is a forum where the school authority gets to meet the parents of their pupils/students to discuss important issues that borders on the general welfare of their kids. In a way, PTA meetings equally foster the much needed unity between the parents and the teacher.

 

We’ve considered how bulk SMS as an effective means of communication can be used to intimate parents of PTA meetings. Also, in the event where some cannot make it to the meeting, bulk SMS can be used to give updates from the meeting to all the parents.

The advantages of bulk SMS as a means of communication between parents and the school authority in schools cannot be overemphasized. Tuition fees reminders is one important aspect. Additionally, in the area of organizing the Parents- Teachers Association (PTA) body, bulk SMS can be used to intimate parents of scheduled meetings. Another very beneficial aspect of bulk SMS with regards to PTA is in the area of getting important conclusions drawn and decisions made across to all the parents.

One of the solutions that have been provided to bridge the gap between school teachers and the parents of their students is the Parents-Teacher Association, a forum that brings parents and teachers together and affords them the opportunity to rub mind together towards ensuring effective learning conditions for the students.

 

For the mutual satisfaction between the school authority and the parents of the pupils/students in the school, there must be an efficient Parents-Teachers Association. Constant communication between both parties is also very important. Bulk SMS plays a major role in this regard.

The Primary and Secondary schools have returned from the Christmas holidays for a long time now. Tuition fees payment is overdue already. It could be quite challenging though most times to get all the students to pay their school fees promptly, given that some do not even remember to mention this at home to their parents.

 

An effective communication system between the school management and the parents then is very important to facilitate easy collection of the tuition fees. Bulk SMS can solve this pressing need. With bulk SMS, you have a communication channel that gets to the parents/guardians directly and very cheap at that. You can equally customize the sender ID to be the name of your school. All you need to do is very simple.

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