Communicating Home Work Reminders Using Bulk SMS-How Effective?

  08 March 2016

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.



There are challenges though involved in making sure these pupils carry out their home work or assignment. Especially for the lower grade pupils, it might be difficult to get them to cooperate in this regard. Many do not even remember to tell their parents at home that they have an assignment to do. Even the more grown ones can still make do with timely reminders.


A good communication between the school authority and the parents is very important in this regard. Bulk SMS can be used to acquaint the parents of home works given to their pupils especially the minors, so they can follow it up and make sure it’s done.


Such arrangement makes the bond between parents and teachers stronger; as the parents could see clearly you have the best interest of their kids at heart. Parents’ happiness and cooperation is exactly what you need to succeed in this role. And adequate communication through bulk SMS wins that for you.


In cases where those in higher grades are allowed to use cell phones by their parents at home, these reminders can also be communicated with them. You make your school management transparent and endearing and the population really grows.


You could register a bulk SMS account in the school name and give teachers an access to it for this purpose, or register different bulk SMS account for different class teachers for this purpose. Funding of the account can be done on a primary one, while the SMS units are transferred to the other accounts. Free SMS units are also up for grabs after registration of such accounts.


In case you missed it, learn how schools proprietors can use bulk SMS to organize PTA meetings, communicate changes in meetings, for dues payment reminders and to intimate parents of reports from PTA meetings.


Let us get your questions and opinions on the effectiveness of this towards the successful organization of primary and secondary schools.






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