The School Health Programme : the Situational Revisit

Abstract:

School health programme refers to all the maintenance and improvement of the health of the school population,school children and staff.consists of three main areas namely :school health services, school health instruction and healthful school environment. This programme should be an important component of both medical and teacher education cirricula. This communication seeks to sensitize practising teachers at all levels to their roles in the SHP, by exploring the historical background of SHP, outlining the role of the physician and school teacher in the SHP, reviewing the Nigerian SHP situation, identifying pointers towards positive change and sggesting some inteventions towards improvement.