Every society or group of people who are gathered together for a purpose needs administration if they are to accomplish their set objectives. The NYSC Platoons are also not an exemption. Little wonder then that EXCOS are appointed or elected as the case may be within the platoons.
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.
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.
“Communication is the real work of leadership”- Nitin Nohria (Dean of Harvard Business School). This short yet powerful statement just goes to show the massive importance of communication in any organization or association, your NYSC CDS group inclusive.
The role of active, regular and effective communication in a CDS group cannot be overemphasized. From regular meeting reminders to payment of dues reminders, to organizing of EXCOS elections, communicate arrangement for social gatherings, and even for emergencies. And the list goes on and on.
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.
The uses of SMS for communication within a Community Development Service (CDS) group cannot be overemphasized. Among other things, this could be used to pass across meeting reminders, to communicate changes in meeting time/date, for organizing EXCOS elections, and even individuals can use it for campaign to win an electoral seat.
Another feature of an NYSC CDS group is the payment of dues that are used for smooth running of the group. Most times, Corp members in their individual groups are mandated to pay these modest dues from time to time, which will be used for effectively organizing the affairs of the association.
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.