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Towards Enhancement of the Functionality of School Based Management Committee and Community Leaders Involvement in Ensuring Sustainability of Educational Interventions: The Case of Esspin in Lagos


The business of educating the younger generation is no more the exclusive right of the government. Many stakeholders are now involved. The parents, the teachers and the pupils have been substantially-evidentially proven to be factors. More focus is shifting to the community involvement and the influence of school based management committees. This study examines the functionality level of school based management committees and the contribution of community leaders towards ensuring the sustainability of educational interventions like Education Sector Support Program in Nigeria which has Lagos state as one of the six states in Nigeria where the program was implemented. Mixed method research design approach was adopted. Proportionate to Simple size sampling technique was used to select 100 primary schools in Lagos state. Two (2) instruments: an Interview Schedule and SBMC Checklist with high reliability values were used for the study. Data gathered were analyzed using descriptive statistics and qualitative thematic analysis. The result among others shows that the involvement of community leaders and members of SBMC in the implementation of educational interventions has viable effect on the sustainability of such programs as the community are made to become the custodians and in-house monitoring tool for resources deployed by such interventions. It is thus recommended that educational support agencies should work towards ensuring that adequate community involvement are built into program log-frames to ensure long term sustainability

Keywords: SBMC, Sustainability, community leaders, educational interventions, enhancements

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