Petition to Prof. Yemi osibanjo,, Ministry of Education, National Youth Service Corps, National University Commission, Human Rights Group, Femi Falana, Okezie victor ikpeazu
3 Years of Delayed Mobilization for National Youth Service corps for no just reason.
Wickedness and Human Rights Abuse at the highest level It's our Right to Participate In The Compulsory @nysc_ng Service,3years of Delayed service for Graduates of 3 Departments (Chemical Engineering, Environmental Management and toxicology, And Library And Information Science ) Of Michael Okpara University Of Agriculture Umudike, Ụmụahia Abịa State. Three years after Their graduation, They've Been Disenfranchised, And They're Non-participants in the economic labour force for reasons which has not been clearly explained to the students, none of the students actually knows the Real problem. The programs in question was started by the former Vice Chancellor, Prof. EDEOGA, They have all been accredited by @OfficialNUC but is yet to be put on NYSC portal which school management ought to facilitate but the new Vice Chancellor is not INTERESTED. The Said students has been thrown back and forth since 2016, Three sets already lined up for service, Yet, Nọne Is Serving, The School Management keeps dribbling Them. The affected is above two thousand already and more will keep joining the long queue. We say no to this oppression, We Say No To This denial and we Say No To This wickedness. We call on the federal Govt led by Mr President @Mbuhari, The Federal Ministry Of Education, the @ OfficialNuc, NYSC and General public to come to our aid. Dreams are been killed, Depression is biting hard, we committed NO CRIME, save our lives and Career. This students are subjected to emotional torture, depression and humiliation as they have watch their progress stalled by the school management. This is not the life the planned for themselves and they need urgent intervention. Let's save their lives and career, help them achieve justice. #HumanRights#DelayedMOUAUGraduates#ChemicalEngineeringGraduatesMOUAU#LibraryScienceGraduatesMOUAU#EnvironmentalToxicologyGraduatesMOUAU#Helpus
Petition to Councillor Bob Standley, East Sussex County Council
Stop the closure of Fletching Primary School
Fletching Church of England Primary School has been at the heart of village life for over a century. Because the school is small it provides a high quality of education to the wide range of children who attend, many of whom thrive and excel precisely because it is a small school with less social challenge than many larger schools. It is a key service that sustains the culture, ethnic and financial diversity of this rural community. East Sussex County Council have recommended its closure and have launched a consultation. This petition will form part of our response to the consultation so your signature matters. Please support the school's future by signing below and responding to the consultation at https://consultation.eastsussex.gov.uk/childrens-services/haveyoursay-proposal-to-close-fletchingcepschool/
Petition to Cyril Ramaphosa President of South Africa, Tito Mboweni South African Minister of Finance
Urgent call for RSA Government to Legislate Menstrual Health & Hygiene Management in SA!
Whilst there has been tremendous success in bringing the RSA Government to commit towards Menstrual Health and Hygiene Management thus far in South Africa, where Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni made budget commitments for a VAT Scrap and set aside R 157 Million for free sanitary products for indigent school girls as well as women who cannot afford. #TeamFreeSanitaryPads feels we are still far from the major objective at hand of eradicating period poverty for all women in South Africa and ending period stigma. #TeamFreeSanitaryPads concern is sustainability for our South African women and girls, although a VAT Scrap has been plausible, inflation does play a major role in defining the purchasing power of consumers - yes there's making sanitary pads free - however we need to ensure that in the long-run the South African Government continues to prioritize women and girls through budget policy tools. We can only achieve this through our collective voices by signing of this petition and putting pressure on the South African Government to take urgent action. #TeamFreeSanitaryPads is urgently calling for the RSA Government to Legislate the provision of Menstrual Health and Hygiene Management for young girls and women in South Africa by making sanitary pads as accessible as condoms in a sustainable approach for future generations. The promulgation of a Menstrual Health and Hygiene Management Legislation will be in line with meeting the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals's (SDG's) which support inclusive and equitable qaulity education (SDG4) and the promotion of access to career advancement opportunities especially for young girls and women per gender eqaulity (SDG 5). Furthermore, access to sanitary dignity is a Human Right as per Section 27 of South Africa's Constitution. #TeamFreeSanitaryPads pillars of suggestions are as follows per what the South African Menstrual Health and Hygiene Bill should take into account: 1. Women Empowerment: 1.1 Keep girls in Education Institutions and women in Corporate Spaces where Menstrual Health does not hinder their progress. 1.2 Level the career playing field in government as well as business per the universal call for gender parity ( deconstructing systemic non-inclusive practices based on gender). 1.3 Encourage the development of more NGO's in return for creation of Jobs with Socio-Entrepreneurs local production of, South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) approved, sanitary products. 1.4 Equal pay for women to meet their Health Living needs and expand their career prospects 2. Conversations to deconstruct narratives by ending the stigma: 2.1 Introduction of qaulity Menstrual Health and Hygiene Education in schools, community libraries and higher learning institutions. 2.2 Introduction of qaulity Menstrual Health and Hygiene Education in various public spaces through use of Billboards as well as Television Commercials, et al, to create awareness - including public toilets. 2.3 Field visits by engaging communities and experts such as Doctors to improve awareness on Menstrual Education. 3. Government policies : 3.1 Formal communication with Members of Parliament in documented writing through electronic mail, request debates in Parliament through necessary procedures to review as well as ensure proper Audit/Audit Reports of the ongoing implementation of Menstrual Health and Hygiene Management in South Africa. Thus engage relevant stakeholders. 3.2 Request for National Treasury to reduce any form of wasteful expenditure elsewhere within the fiscal budget and continue to make a systemic reasonably determinable percentage commitment of South Africa's overall budget expenditure towards Menstrual Health and Hygiene Management. 3.3 Propose Tax incentives for corporate, small businesses and other entities who get involved in the provision as well as distribution of feminine products ( Feminine Hygiene Tax Incentive Scheme). 3.4 Menstrual Health and Hygiene Leave days to be absorbed into Labor Policies. 3.5 The provision and monitoring of sanitary product waste disposal management, secure and flushing toilets as well as access to clean water thus eradicating pit latrines. We cannot continue to allow lack of access to dignity keep our girls out of school and women to miss out on career advancement opportunities. Young girls and women in South Africa need the Menstrual Health and Hygiene Bill now more than ever, urge the South African Government together with Members of Parliament to pass the Menstrual Health and Hygiene Bill by making it a reality. Let's use our collective voices and eradicate period poverty in South Africa.
Petition to Department of Education, Education Secretary
Ban Of Mice and Men being taught to KS3 Children and/or its use in the Curriculum
Published in 1937, Of Mice and Men has long been a fixture of secondary school English curriculums. Author John Steinbeck used his own experience as a bindlestiff to tell the story of two migrant workers, one of whom is developmentally disabled, living and working in Depression-era California. Lenny and George dream of acquiring their own piece of land, but are thwarted by forces beyond their control. The book debuted to instant acclaim, and was soon adapted for the screen and stage. But that didn’t insulate it from censorship challenges; in fact, Of Mice and Men is amongst the most challenged books of the last few decades. Challenges have included complaints about “profanity,” “morbid and depressing themes,” and the author’s alleged “anti-business attitude.” Others have called it “derogatory towards African Americans, women, and the developmentally disabled.” That said; it has become quite apparent that over the years and in many cases some teachers and teaching authorities are glorifying some of the profanities of the book including the use of the 'N' word whilst reading the literature of the book out aloud; using the word 'N***er' in full (in other words, with no filter) and instructing students to read paragraphs aload whilst using the 'N' word which in turn is causing offence and upset to it's students and their families. This careless attitude whilst conducting the teaching of the book is disrespectful and shows little or no compassion for the african american/caribbean and mixed parentage students and their parents. If the book Of Mice and Men is to be used as part of the curriculum then generally this should be done once a student has reached a maturity age close to adulthood i.e. 16-17 years old. Upon being taught; Teachers should have specific objectives/guidelines for the discussions - for example, in the opening section, discuss and identify figurative language, characterisation methods, use of description, early conflicts, and so on. Currently there are KS3 children who are being forced into reading this book because it is part of the curriculum. Parents are not being advised beforehand and should be given the choice for their child/ren to opt in or out of lessons teaching this part of the syllabus as the writing dialogue is riddled with profanity, slurs and slang. In fact, the language in the book is the main reason it has been challenged so much. In addition, there are some sexual situations and violence. For all these reasons we would like to ban the use of Of Mice and Men being taught in KS3.
Petition to Damian Hinds MP
Call for Reform - Schools' Governing Board Selection to ensure Accountability.
Due to the absence of integrity, accountability, objectivity and selflessness of a School’s governing board my husband and I finally felt so pressured we had to remove our six year old son from the primary school in the small village of Winteringham, North Lincolnshire in 2018. The Governing Board comprises of a Female Chief Superintendent of the Local Police Force in Humberside, A Male Local Authority Conservative of North Lincolnshire Council, other Local Authority employees, The Deputy Headteacher, and other residents in the small village of Winteringham and the closely associated village of Winterton. Although it is seen to be within the best interest of the local community regarding the operation of the local primary school, it also gives room for exercising power through social relations and common interests, ergo, accountability is not manifested when and where it should be. This is reinforced yet again by the fact that in 2017 Schools' governing boards have the power to eject any governor that they consider to be a maverick by speaking up against the popular consensus of the board. I’m sure no governor then wants to become the social pariah of their own community, especially if they have children that attend the school. The catalyst for appearing before the School’s Governing Board Complaint Panel was that our son had been injured twice by the same pupil within the short timeframe of three weeks, his first weeks attending the school. We had raised our concerns with them after the first incident. The latter resulted in a dash to A&E. Now, I understand that many of you may be reading this and thinking to yourself this is a daily occurrence up and down the country! You would be right, I would agree, and we could have left it there. However, what ensued following these incidents and a Subject Access Request from the school, we unveiled the extraordinary clandestine behaviour of the Headteacher. She was determined to alter the course of events in her favour at any cost. She had the unanimous support of all the school’s governing board, and the local authority, in fact they were instrumental in the massaging of her ego, justification of her megalomaniac behaviour, not the accountability that was so evident it should have been addressed. The Headteacher (whom initially refused to put anything in writing), the Deputy Head Teacher, Key Staff Members, Chair of Governors, and Vice Chair were all responsible in the creation of Operation Witchhunt. Through the subtle art of collusion that only happens in social circles, they rallied around other parents, they did not keep our confidentiality and portrayed a partisan version of events. This was abundantly clear in the other parents behaviour, they were happy to make us feel like we should be accountable for daring to challenge the Headteacher. We however maintained our dignity, followed their procedures, kept our business private between the school and the authorities for our son’s sake. We lived in hope that we would be heard by anybody with the integrity to actually examine and question the evidence. We put our faith in firstly, the Schools Governing Board then the Local Police Force in Humberside and finally the Local Authority in North Lincolnshire. This turned out to be a fools errand. They had colluded in the destruction of sensitive medical data, manipulated school data and made false statements and false allegations on both Police Logs and Local Authority documentation. The grand finale was the very shameless (and very obvious) doctoring of evidence by the Headteacher for the complaint panel meeting, of which all members of the Governing Board turned a blind eye to. Corrupted and distorted, so much so, that if we had then presented the case to the Department for Education we were already set up to fail. When doing the right thing is compromised by whom the school governors rub shoulders with on a social level gives little faith to it being fair and balanced, therefore, making a complete mockery of the whole complaints system in schools. Most of the individuals being complained about sat on the School's Governing Board? Call for reform is a consciousness of what is happening under the current regulation of school governors. An impartial third party could be introduced at the very start of a complaint against a school, have the power to interview the parents, examine and challenge the evidence. If necessary they could then bring the Governing Board to account for not upholding their values and obligations. Please sign this petition for reform if you believe that a fair and balanced schools' governing board should apply in a modern education system rather than a “one hand washes the other” governing board of old.
Petition to Government, council
Change the way School Admissions are allocated
Children who enter into a school at nursery level should be allocated a school placement, should school admission start from nursery!! Why it needs to change? So my 4 year old daughter has currently been in a school nursery since September 2018, she is completely settled and thriving within her school setting. During the school admissions process she has been refused a placement on the grounds I live out of the catchment area (I live in Rushall and the school is in Rushall), yet she’s been offered a school further away so makes no sense. For the last few weeks we have been going through a transition period it has completely unsettled her and for the last few nights she’s cried herself to sleep. She’s 4 this is not acceptable!! In the school admissions booklet it states moving a child is a serious thing to do yet here I am with Walsall Council doing it regardless and the impact is catastrophic!! If the council allocated from nursery none of this would happen or if the children entered from this level should be allocated a placement, I’m not alone with this I have come across several parents in the same situation, this needs to be change the upset and impact is huge!!
Petition to Department of Education, UK Parliament, Boris Johnson MP, Sadiq Khan
Make the “No Outsiders (LGBT) Curriculum” in schools OPTIONAL rather than compulsory
From 2020, the Government want to make it compulsory for primary school children to learn about sexual relationships, including the LGBT community, as part of their curriculum. They have decided to do so whilst disregarding the input and beliefs of parents around the country - making it compulsory for all children whether they attend academies, state or private schools and even faith schools to take part. We wish to express that we are in under no circumstances homophobic, hateful or discriminatory of people who wish to lead a certain lifestyle - we simply hold beliefs and traditional family values that do not align to those of the LGBT community in particular. We respect their personal decisions but we do not agree with them. If we do not agree with it, then why should our young children be FORCED to learn about it? We believe in letting children be children - and not confusing and forcing them to learn that its ok to, for example, be gay, when our religions and beliefs clearly teaches us its not ok. We believe that the decision to make this curriculum compulsory clearly violates the following human rights: - the right to freedom of religion and belief - the right to freedom of expression (citizens have the right to participate in political discussions and have opinions - parents had NO say in this particular matter) - the right to education (The right to education gives you the right to access the educational system and to receive an effective education. It also means the state should respect the right of parents to ensure teaching is in accordance with their religious or philosophical beliefs.) We therefore want the Government to revise the Sex and Relationships Education Curriculum to be OPTIONAL in which parents can decide if they want their children to take part or not. It is not fair to be compulsory for those who do not believe or agree with it.