The Savelugu Municipal Education Oversight Committee (MEOC) was established with the aim to ensure a robust and transparent oversight mechanism for the educational sector in the Savelugu Municipal area. The establishment of this committee is in line with the government’s commitment to improve the quality of education and ensure a participatory and democratic process to education management at the local level. The committee is a significant part of the efforts to decentralize education administration and to involve more local stakeholders in the decision-making process. The MEOC is a strategic entity designed to oversee, monitor, and improve the educational standards and practices within the Municipality. 

Core Mandate 

The core mandate of the MEOC is to ensure a high standard of education in the Savelugu Municipal area by providing effective oversight and fostering a collaborative and participatory environment. The MEOC is committed to improving educational outcomes, promoting transparency and accountability, and ensuring that educational policies and programs align with the needs and aspirations of the local community. The MEOC ensures that every child within the municipality has access to quality education that will equip them with the knowledge and skills necessary for their continuous education. Through its work, the MEOC helps to shape a supportive educational environment that nurtures the potential of all students and prepares them for a successful and productive future.

Composition of MEOC

The MEOC is comprised of a diverse group of stakeholders representing different sectors within the Municipality. This includes representatives from the education sector, local government, parents, non-governmental organizations, and others. This diverse composition ensures a broad representation of perspectives and interests, fostering a comprehensive approach to educational oversight. The composition are;

1. Municipal Chief Executive who serve as a Chairperson

2. Municipal Director of Education as the Secretary

3. School Management Committee Representative 

4.  Parent Teacher Association Representative

5. Social Welfare Director

6. Municipal Coordinating Director

7. Chief Representative

8. Social Services Chairperson

9. Municipal Assembly Gender Desk Officer

10.  Municipal Assembly Director / Deputy Director for Administration

11.  Minutes Recording Officer (Recorder)

12. Municipal Health Directorate Director / Representative 

13. Municipal GNAT Secretary / Representative   

14. Private Schools Representative 

15. Muslems Representative

16. Christian Representative

Functions of MEOC

The functions of the MEOC are multi-faceted and geared towards enhancing the overall quality of education within the Savelugu Municipality. They include:

  • Policy Oversight: The MEOC reviews and provides guidance on educational policies within the municipality
  • Monitoring and Evaluation: The MEOC regularly monitors educational institutions, ensuring they adhere to set standards and regulations. This includes evaluating the performance of schools, teachers, and students.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: The MEOC serves as a bridge between the Education Directorate, Schools, Parents, and the Community, facilitating communication and collaboration.
  • Resource Allocation: The MEOC plays a role in overseeing the allocation and use of educational resources within the Municipality, ensuring equity and effectiveness.