One of the constant features of many tertiary institutions in Nigeria is associations, groups or clubs that are driven towards accomplishing different objectives within the institution.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.