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  •  The Katsina State team that represented Nigeria at the International Debate Championship in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia has emerged winner of the competition after beating the hosts Malaysian team The Katsina team secured the ticket to represent Nigeria after becoming runners up at the 2021 Presidential Inter Schools debate championship in Lagos Malam Aminu Badaru the spokesperson of Katsina State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB disclosed this in a statement issued to newsmen on Sunday in Katsina He said that the debate was conducted on current affairs especially the crisis Public and Private schools and also on two party systems of government According to him the championship held between Sept 14 and 22 was conducted successfully and without hitches Badaru added that six students from Junior Secondary Schools JSSs in the state represented NIgeria at the competition out of which four were females He said that the SUBEB s Executive Chairman Alhaji Lawal Buhari Daura who led the team described the performance of the Nigerians as wonderful and commendable Buhari Daura also said that winning the trophy by the team was a clear testimony of the commitment of Gov Aminu Masari s resolve to resuscitate the lost glory of education in the state The SUBEB boss also appreciated and commended the state government for sponsoring the trip that enabled the state to represent Nigeria at the debate He assured the Presidential Schools Debate of Nigeria PSDN that the Katsina team would continue to make the state and the country proud in all future competitions Buhari Daura commended the Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC for its support towards the development of basic education in the state The SUBEB Desk Officer for debate and quiz competitions Alhaji Suleiman Umar said winning the trophy was not by surprise considering the concerted efforts of the state government and vigorous grooming and training the team had before its departure According to him the team has since returned home NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Katsina students represent Nigeria, win debate in Malaysia – SUBEB 
     The Katsina State team that represented Nigeria at the International Debate Championship in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia has emerged winner of the competition after beating the hosts Malaysian team The Katsina team secured the ticket to represent Nigeria after becoming runners up at the 2021 Presidential Inter Schools debate championship in Lagos Malam Aminu Badaru the spokesperson of Katsina State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB disclosed this in a statement issued to newsmen on Sunday in Katsina He said that the debate was conducted on current affairs especially the crisis Public and Private schools and also on two party systems of government According to him the championship held between Sept 14 and 22 was conducted successfully and without hitches Badaru added that six students from Junior Secondary Schools JSSs in the state represented NIgeria at the competition out of which four were females He said that the SUBEB s Executive Chairman Alhaji Lawal Buhari Daura who led the team described the performance of the Nigerians as wonderful and commendable Buhari Daura also said that winning the trophy by the team was a clear testimony of the commitment of Gov Aminu Masari s resolve to resuscitate the lost glory of education in the state The SUBEB boss also appreciated and commended the state government for sponsoring the trip that enabled the state to represent Nigeria at the debate He assured the Presidential Schools Debate of Nigeria PSDN that the Katsina team would continue to make the state and the country proud in all future competitions Buhari Daura commended the Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC for its support towards the development of basic education in the state The SUBEB Desk Officer for debate and quiz competitions Alhaji Suleiman Umar said winning the trophy was not by surprise considering the concerted efforts of the state government and vigorous grooming and training the team had before its departure According to him the team has since returned home NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Katsina students represent Nigeria, win debate in Malaysia – SUBEB 
    Education3 days ago

    Katsina students represent Nigeria, win debate in Malaysia – SUBEB 

    The Katsina State team that represented Nigeria at the International Debate Championship in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, has emerged winner of the competition after beating the hosts Malaysian team.

    The Katsina team secured the ticket to represent Nigeria after becoming runners up at the 2021 Presidential Inter-Schools debate championship in Lagos.  

    Malam Aminu Badaru, the spokesperson of Katsina State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), disclosed this in a statement issued to newsmen on Sunday in Katsina.  

    He said that the debate was conducted on current affairs, especially the crisis, Public and Private schools and also on two party systems of government.   

    According to him, the championship, held between Sept. 14, and 22, was conducted successfully and without hitches.  

    Badaru added that, “six students from Junior Secondary Schools (JSSs) in the state represented NIgeria at the competition, out of which four were females.

    ”    He said that the SUBEB’s Executive Chairman, Alhaji Lawal Buhari-Daura, who led the team, described the performance of the Nigerians as wonderful and commendable.  

    “Buhari-Daura also said that winning the trophy by the team was a clear testimony of the commitment of Gov. Aminu Masari’s resolve to resuscitate the lost glory of education in the state.  

    The SUBEB boss also appreciated and commended the state government for sponsoring the trip that enabled the state to represent Nigeria at the debate.

    He assured the Presidential Schools Debate of Nigeria (PSDN) that the Katsina team would continue to make the state and the country proud in all future competitions.  

    Buhari-Daura commended the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) for its support towards the development of basic education in the state.

    The SUBEB Desk Officer for debate and quiz competitions, Alhaji Suleiman Umar, said winning the trophy was not by surprise, considering the concerted efforts of the state government and vigorous grooming and training the team had before its departure.

    According to him, the team has since returned home.


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  •  An afforestation and climate change initiative Sokoto Go Green Project on Thursday distributed tree seedlings to journalists and community based groups in Sokoto state The News Agency of Nigeria reports the tripartite project was initiated by Shehu Maikoli Foundation Eco Africa Climate Change Foundation and Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ Sokoto state chapter Inaugurating the distribution Alhaji Altine Kajiji founder Shehu Maikoli foundation said the Go Green Project had successfully planted trees at institutions schools and communities Kajiji who is also the Chairman Sokoto State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB said the ongoing distribution was the last batch for working journalists in the state He said NUJ which comprised seven chapels would receive 1 000 seedlings for onward distribution to members as well as 3 000 seedlings for youths community groups According to him the projects attracted support from the Sokoto state government Federal Government s Great Green Wall Project and some International partners He expressed hope that by 2023 the efforts would redouble from the support envisaged Kajiji further urged journalists to continue publicising the effort in view of it s importance in addressing climate change environmental degradation providing sheds and food Earlier the Programme Manager Mr Aliyu Shehu said the project s acceptability among traditional institutions and community members has been encouraging Shehu said in view of successes recorded a committee headed by Dr Abdullahi Rabah of Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto was established to promote debate competition and other literary activities among students He explained the move was to promote knowledge on climate changes and environmental conservation In his remark the Sokoto state Chairman of NUJ Malam Dalhatu Safiyal Magori said the union went into the partnership to contribute its quota in community development Our main aim is to contribute to the protection of the environment and support the community towards enhancing its economic development he said NAN reports that the project targets 100 000 tree plantations in the state to enhance health economy and environmental protection It is designed to establish 20 gardens in 10 Junior Secondary schools and 10 primary schools roadside plantations and distribution of seedlings for homes and gardens among other activities NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Project distributes tree seedlings to journalists, communities in Sokoto 
     An afforestation and climate change initiative Sokoto Go Green Project on Thursday distributed tree seedlings to journalists and community based groups in Sokoto state The News Agency of Nigeria reports the tripartite project was initiated by Shehu Maikoli Foundation Eco Africa Climate Change Foundation and Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ Sokoto state chapter Inaugurating the distribution Alhaji Altine Kajiji founder Shehu Maikoli foundation said the Go Green Project had successfully planted trees at institutions schools and communities Kajiji who is also the Chairman Sokoto State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB said the ongoing distribution was the last batch for working journalists in the state He said NUJ which comprised seven chapels would receive 1 000 seedlings for onward distribution to members as well as 3 000 seedlings for youths community groups According to him the projects attracted support from the Sokoto state government Federal Government s Great Green Wall Project and some International partners He expressed hope that by 2023 the efforts would redouble from the support envisaged Kajiji further urged journalists to continue publicising the effort in view of it s importance in addressing climate change environmental degradation providing sheds and food Earlier the Programme Manager Mr Aliyu Shehu said the project s acceptability among traditional institutions and community members has been encouraging Shehu said in view of successes recorded a committee headed by Dr Abdullahi Rabah of Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto was established to promote debate competition and other literary activities among students He explained the move was to promote knowledge on climate changes and environmental conservation In his remark the Sokoto state Chairman of NUJ Malam Dalhatu Safiyal Magori said the union went into the partnership to contribute its quota in community development Our main aim is to contribute to the protection of the environment and support the community towards enhancing its economic development he said NAN reports that the project targets 100 000 tree plantations in the state to enhance health economy and environmental protection It is designed to establish 20 gardens in 10 Junior Secondary schools and 10 primary schools roadside plantations and distribution of seedlings for homes and gardens among other activities NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Project distributes tree seedlings to journalists, communities in Sokoto 
    Environment2 weeks ago

    Project distributes tree seedlings to journalists, communities in Sokoto 

    An afforestation and climate change initiative, ‘Sokoto Go Green Project’, on Thursday distributed tree seedlings to journalists and community based groups in Sokoto state.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports the tripartite project was initiated by Shehu Maikoli Foundation, Eco-Africa Climate Change Foundation and Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Sokoto state chapter.

    Inaugurating the distribution, Alhaji Altine Kajiji, founder, Shehu Maikoli foundation said the Go Green Project had successfully planted trees at institutions, schools and communities.

    Kajiji, who is also the Chairman, Sokoto State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) said the ongoing distribution was the last batch for working journalists in the state.

    He said NUJ, which comprised seven chapels, would receive 1,000 seedlings for onward distribution to members as well as 3,000 seedlings for youths community groups.

    According to him, the projects attracted support from the Sokoto state government, Federal Government’s Great Green Wall Project and some International partners.

    He expressed hope that by 2023, the efforts would redouble from the support envisaged.

    Kajiji further urged journalists to continue publicising the effort in view of it’s importance in addressing climate change, environmental degradation, providing sheds and food.

    Earlier, the Programme Manager, Mr Aliyu Shehu, said the project’s acceptability among traditional institutions and community members has been encouraging.

    Shehu, ”said in view of successes recorded a committee headed by Dr Abdullahi Rabah of Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, was established to promote debate competition and other literary activities among students.

    ” He explained the move was to promote knowledge on climate changes and environmental conservation.

    In his remark, the Sokoto state Chairman of NUJ, Malam Dalhatu Safiyal-Magori, said the union went into the partnership to contribute its quota in community development.

    “Our main aim is to contribute to the protection of the environment and support the community towards enhancing its economic development,” he said.

    NAN reports that the project targets 100,000-tree plantations in the state to enhance health, economy and environmental protection.

    It is designed to establish 20 gardens in 10 Junior Secondary schools and 10 primary schools, roadside plantations and distribution of seedlings for homes and gardens, among other activities.


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  •  Ahead of the 2023 general elections stakeholders in Bauchi State have cautioned citizens against wanton destruction of public assets and facilities during elections The stakeholders particularly expressed concern over the spate of violence by youths and supporters of political parties and candidates in parts of the country This is contained in the resolutions of the stakeholders at the end of a one day dialogue meeting on conflict prevention mitigation on Wednesday in Bauchi Mr Mathias Yake Conflict Specialist of USAID State2State who read the recommendations said there is no justification for destroying public facilities as economic sabotage Yake said the damage on facilities and destructions of Water Sanitation and Hygiene WASH basic education and primary healthcare service delivery economic losses and waste of public resources was undesirable and self destructive He said the recommendation also focused on preventing the impact of electoral violence on service delivery in the state According to him the stakeholders call on the state Ministry of Education and State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB to signed accord with political parties through Independent National Electoral Commission INEC before using school facilities for elections He said the accord would commit the political parties to pay for any damages of facilities caused during elections as well conduct elections without violence The stakeholders also stressed the need for penalties for political parties that vandalised WASH facilities and the need for sensitisation on the dangers of violence Yake said the stakeholders also advocated for sensitisation of citizens and politicians on their roles during and after elections The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the dialogue was organised by USAID State2State with participants drawn from government civil society organisations and the media NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: Stakeholders caution against destruction of public facilities
     Ahead of the 2023 general elections stakeholders in Bauchi State have cautioned citizens against wanton destruction of public assets and facilities during elections The stakeholders particularly expressed concern over the spate of violence by youths and supporters of political parties and candidates in parts of the country This is contained in the resolutions of the stakeholders at the end of a one day dialogue meeting on conflict prevention mitigation on Wednesday in Bauchi Mr Mathias Yake Conflict Specialist of USAID State2State who read the recommendations said there is no justification for destroying public facilities as economic sabotage Yake said the damage on facilities and destructions of Water Sanitation and Hygiene WASH basic education and primary healthcare service delivery economic losses and waste of public resources was undesirable and self destructive He said the recommendation also focused on preventing the impact of electoral violence on service delivery in the state According to him the stakeholders call on the state Ministry of Education and State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB to signed accord with political parties through Independent National Electoral Commission INEC before using school facilities for elections He said the accord would commit the political parties to pay for any damages of facilities caused during elections as well conduct elections without violence The stakeholders also stressed the need for penalties for political parties that vandalised WASH facilities and the need for sensitisation on the dangers of violence Yake said the stakeholders also advocated for sensitisation of citizens and politicians on their roles during and after elections The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the dialogue was organised by USAID State2State with participants drawn from government civil society organisations and the media NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: Stakeholders caution against destruction of public facilities
    General news2 weeks ago

    2023: Stakeholders caution against destruction of public facilities

    Ahead of the 2023 general elections, stakeholders in Bauchi State have cautioned citizens against wanton  destruction of public assets and facilities during elections.

    The stakeholders particularly expressed concern over the spate of violence by youths and supporters of political parties and candidates in parts of the country.

    This is contained in the resolutions of the stakeholders at the end of a one-day dialogue meeting on conflict prevention mitigation on Wednesday in Bauchi.

    Mr Mathias Yake, Conflict Specialist of USAID State2State, who read the recommendations, said there is no justification for destroying public facilities as economic sabotage.

    Yake said the damage on facilities and destructions of Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), basic education and primary healthcare service delivery, economic losses and waste of public resources was undesirable and self destructive.

    He said the recommendation also focused on preventing the impact of electoral violence on service delivery in the state.

    According to him, the stakeholders call on the state Ministry of Education and State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) to signed accord with political parties through Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) before using school facilities for elections.

    He said the accord would commit the political parties to pay for any damages of facilities caused during elections as well conduct elections without violence.

    The stakeholders also stressed the need for penalties for political parties that vandalised WASH facilities and the need for sensitisation on the dangers of violence.

    Yake said the stakeholders also advocated for sensitisation of citizens and politicians on their roles during and after elections.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the dialogue was organised by USAID State2State with participants drawn from government, civil society organisations and the media.  


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Edo Government has promised to reward outstanding teachers to further boost education in the state The state s Deputy Governor Chief Philip Shaibu said the state government is watching the performance of the teachers with a view to appreciating their hardwork Shaibu disclosed this on Friday in Benin at the closing of technology based training and induction of 1 446 teachers into the EdoBEST the education reform programme of the state According to him the state will also not hesitate to mete out necessary sanctions to any teacher found wanting in responsibility The deputy governor charged the new digitally trained teachers to go back and fill the gaps in the junior secondary and the hard to reach primary schools in the state This he said was in line with the administration s education reform programme and the implementation of disarticulation strategy I am sure the past 10 days of training have been rigorous and challenging and well worth it because no investment is too great in seeking to improve learning outcomes for our Edo children and ensuring that teachers are placed in every class and for a wider range of subject specifications With you we have accomplished this Thank you Education is the bedrock for development of any civilised people we are therefore hopeful that the training you received here will redefine teaching and learning Not just for you but also for over 32 000 additional Edo children in junior secondary and primary schools in whose hands the future of our dear state lies Now you have the capability to deliver lessons in more structured more encouraging and impactful ways you have no reason to fail Gov Godwin Obaseki has declared that for us as a state under EdoBEST 2 0 the emphasis has shifted to the provision of Quality Education at all levels As your new journey begins I must remind you that you have been entrusted with the responsibility of building the lives that will define tomorrow said Shaibu Earlier Mrs Ozavize Salami the Executive Chairman Edo State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB said the training was a landmark achievement for the board Salami said she was optimistic that the deliberate investment in teachers through professional development programmes would lead to measurable improvement in the learning outcomes of all students located in urban rural or even hard to reach areas NewsSourceCredit NAN
    EdoBEST: Govt pledges reward for outstanding teachers 
     The Edo Government has promised to reward outstanding teachers to further boost education in the state The state s Deputy Governor Chief Philip Shaibu said the state government is watching the performance of the teachers with a view to appreciating their hardwork Shaibu disclosed this on Friday in Benin at the closing of technology based training and induction of 1 446 teachers into the EdoBEST the education reform programme of the state According to him the state will also not hesitate to mete out necessary sanctions to any teacher found wanting in responsibility The deputy governor charged the new digitally trained teachers to go back and fill the gaps in the junior secondary and the hard to reach primary schools in the state This he said was in line with the administration s education reform programme and the implementation of disarticulation strategy I am sure the past 10 days of training have been rigorous and challenging and well worth it because no investment is too great in seeking to improve learning outcomes for our Edo children and ensuring that teachers are placed in every class and for a wider range of subject specifications With you we have accomplished this Thank you Education is the bedrock for development of any civilised people we are therefore hopeful that the training you received here will redefine teaching and learning Not just for you but also for over 32 000 additional Edo children in junior secondary and primary schools in whose hands the future of our dear state lies Now you have the capability to deliver lessons in more structured more encouraging and impactful ways you have no reason to fail Gov Godwin Obaseki has declared that for us as a state under EdoBEST 2 0 the emphasis has shifted to the provision of Quality Education at all levels As your new journey begins I must remind you that you have been entrusted with the responsibility of building the lives that will define tomorrow said Shaibu Earlier Mrs Ozavize Salami the Executive Chairman Edo State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB said the training was a landmark achievement for the board Salami said she was optimistic that the deliberate investment in teachers through professional development programmes would lead to measurable improvement in the learning outcomes of all students located in urban rural or even hard to reach areas NewsSourceCredit NAN
    EdoBEST: Govt pledges reward for outstanding teachers 
    Education3 weeks ago

    EdoBEST: Govt pledges reward for outstanding teachers 

    The Edo Government has promised to reward outstanding teachers to further boost education in the state.

    The state’s Deputy Governor, Chief Philip Shaibu, said the state government is watching the performance of the teachers with a view to appreciating their hardwork.

    Shaibu disclosed this on Friday in Benin at the closing of technology-based training and induction of 1,446 teachers into the EdoBEST, the education reform programme of the state.

    According to him, the state will also not hesitate to mete out necessary sanctions to any teacher found wanting in responsibility.

    The deputy governor charged the new digitally trained teachers to go back and fill the gaps in the junior secondary and the hard-to-reach primary schools in the state.

    This, he said, was in line with the administration’s education reform programme and the implementation of disarticulation strategy.

    “I am sure the past 10-days of training have been rigorous and challenging and well worth it because no investment is too great in seeking to improve learning outcomes for our Edo children and ensuring that teachers are placed in every class and for a wider range of subject specifications.

    “With you, we have accomplished this.

    Thank you.

    Education is the bedrock for development of any civilised people, we are therefore hopeful that the training you received here will redefine teaching and learning.

    “Not just for you, but also for over 32,000 additional Edo children in junior secondary and primary schools, in whose hands the future of our dear state lies.

    “Now, you have the capability to deliver lessons in more structured, more encouraging and impactful ways, you have no reason to fail.

    “Gov. Godwin Obaseki has declared that for us as a state, under EdoBEST 2.0, the emphasis has shifted to the provision of Quality Education at all levels.

    “As your new journey begins, I must remind you that you have been entrusted with the responsibility of building the lives that will define tomorrow,” said Shaibu.

    Earlier, Mrs Ozavize Salami, the Executive Chairman, Edo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), said the training was a landmark achievement for the board.

    Salami said she was optimistic that the deliberate investment in teachers through professional development programmes would lead to measurable improvement in the learning outcomes of all students located in urban, rural or even hard-to-reach areas.  


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Some stakeholders in the education sector in the North East have identified poor school infrastructure as the major bane militating against delivery of quality education at basic level in the region They also enumerated lack of good remuneration of teachers as factor behind poor academic performances They stakeholders including educationalists parents and civil society activists spoke while responding to a survey by the News Agency of Nigeria in Bauchi Damaturu Maiduguri and Gombe Mr Mohammed Yunusa an educationists in Damaturu dismmsed the state of public primary schools in the state as pathetic He said most of the schools especially those in the rural areas lack good infrastructure teaching and instructional materials He said the classrooms has been crowded a situation which forced pupils to take lesson under tree shades In one of the school with over 2 000 registered pupils its condition is terrible The school needs urgent intervention to upgrade existing structures and construct new ones to accommodate the population he said Mega School YobeMalam Abdullahi Ali a resident of Yadin Buni in Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe said many primary schools vandalised by Boko Haram insurgents had been rehabilitated He however said the schools had not been put to use a trend which overstretched the few functional schools in the area He also decried shortage of teachers in the schools due to their locations and vulnerability to security threats adding that teachers decline posting to such vulnerable schools for fear of the insurgents Malam Abdul Rahman Aminu who corroborated earlier opinion said the problem was further compounded by lack of qualified teachers to teach in the schools He said teachers in such schools could not put in their best in view of the poor remuneration and working conditions A teacher who pleaded anonymity decried the poor renumeration noting that it resulted poor performances in the schools She said the salary of N27 000 for teachers was below the N30 000 national minimum wage adding the take home pay is demoralising to the teachers The salary is meager and unattractive that cannot sustain the life of a teacher she said Newly constructed classroom MaiduguriFurthermore Mr Abdullahi Yelwa a lecturer with the Department of Crime Management and Control CMC Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic Bauchi said the remuneration of teachers at the basic level was not attractive According to him poor remuneration of teachers and deplorable condition of primary schools is affecting the foundation of education in the country He attributed the deplorable condition of the schools to poor funding of Local Education Authorities LEAs by respective state governments Before primary education has been fully supported by local governments through LEAs because the people know who to hold accountable for successes or failure of education at the grassroots Presently the local government councils are not receiving their statutory allocation in the name of Joint Account thereby making it impossible for them to fund education at basic level The establisment of the Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC and State Universal Education Board SUBEB caused more damage than the expected positive outcome in the education sector he said The lecturer advocated for the review of UBEC programme as part of measures to reinvigorate the basic education sector To address the problem the state governments in the region had initiated viable infrastructure and teacher development programmes towards raising standard in the sector Mega school Gombe In Borno the state government had executed 194 school infrastructure projects in the past three years According to official document the projects include rehabilitation completion and construction of new 21 mega primary secondary and technical colleges across the 27 local government areas of the state It showed that 33 of the projects had been executed in Askira Uba eight in Bama six in Bayo six in Biu nine in Chibok two in Damboa two in Guzamala and eight in Gwoza Others were 12 school projects in Hawul 25 in Jere five in Kaga 19 in Konduga four in Kwaya Kusar six in Mafa one in Mobbar 48 in Maiduguri four in Monguno four in Ngala and two in Gubio The government also distributed 221 000 assorted text books to the schools Also Mohammed Jibrin Chairman of the Nigeri Union of Teachers NUT in the state commended Gov Babagana Zulum for approving new minimum wage for teachers He said the gesture would motivate the teachers adding that good remuneration was necessary in getting qualified teachers The teachers are impressed as it would improve teaching and learning process in the state In Borno the government has done well in area of infrastructure what we need now is more qualified teachers to manage our schools Jibrin said Mega school GombeIn Gombe the state government says it has renovated 715 basic and post schools constructed 612 classrooms and 10 administrative blocks in 10 schools Mr Babaji Babadidi Executive Chairman Gombe State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB reiterated government commitment towards improvement of teachers welfare He said the board was working towards the implementation of the teacher promotion adding that the state recorded 539 831 pupils enrollment in 12 637 schools across the state According to him the government has recruited qualified teachers to address shortage of manpower in the schools This he would encouraged school enrollment and reduce the number of out of school children in the state In the same vein Yobe government has constructed seven mega primary and secondary schools across the major towns in the state to decongest classrooms create enabling teaching and learning environment The state government also constituted a technical committee on basic and secondary education to rejuvenate the sector For his part Bello urged government at all levels to increase funding to the education sector to encourage infrastructure and teacher development programmes The state governments should invest heavily and demonstrate interest in education because you cannot say education is compulsory at the basic level and it is not available NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Poor school infrastructure bane of quality basic education in N/East – Experts
     Some stakeholders in the education sector in the North East have identified poor school infrastructure as the major bane militating against delivery of quality education at basic level in the region They also enumerated lack of good remuneration of teachers as factor behind poor academic performances They stakeholders including educationalists parents and civil society activists spoke while responding to a survey by the News Agency of Nigeria in Bauchi Damaturu Maiduguri and Gombe Mr Mohammed Yunusa an educationists in Damaturu dismmsed the state of public primary schools in the state as pathetic He said most of the schools especially those in the rural areas lack good infrastructure teaching and instructional materials He said the classrooms has been crowded a situation which forced pupils to take lesson under tree shades In one of the school with over 2 000 registered pupils its condition is terrible The school needs urgent intervention to upgrade existing structures and construct new ones to accommodate the population he said Mega School YobeMalam Abdullahi Ali a resident of Yadin Buni in Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe said many primary schools vandalised by Boko Haram insurgents had been rehabilitated He however said the schools had not been put to use a trend which overstretched the few functional schools in the area He also decried shortage of teachers in the schools due to their locations and vulnerability to security threats adding that teachers decline posting to such vulnerable schools for fear of the insurgents Malam Abdul Rahman Aminu who corroborated earlier opinion said the problem was further compounded by lack of qualified teachers to teach in the schools He said teachers in such schools could not put in their best in view of the poor remuneration and working conditions A teacher who pleaded anonymity decried the poor renumeration noting that it resulted poor performances in the schools She said the salary of N27 000 for teachers was below the N30 000 national minimum wage adding the take home pay is demoralising to the teachers The salary is meager and unattractive that cannot sustain the life of a teacher she said Newly constructed classroom MaiduguriFurthermore Mr Abdullahi Yelwa a lecturer with the Department of Crime Management and Control CMC Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic Bauchi said the remuneration of teachers at the basic level was not attractive According to him poor remuneration of teachers and deplorable condition of primary schools is affecting the foundation of education in the country He attributed the deplorable condition of the schools to poor funding of Local Education Authorities LEAs by respective state governments Before primary education has been fully supported by local governments through LEAs because the people know who to hold accountable for successes or failure of education at the grassroots Presently the local government councils are not receiving their statutory allocation in the name of Joint Account thereby making it impossible for them to fund education at basic level The establisment of the Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC and State Universal Education Board SUBEB caused more damage than the expected positive outcome in the education sector he said The lecturer advocated for the review of UBEC programme as part of measures to reinvigorate the basic education sector To address the problem the state governments in the region had initiated viable infrastructure and teacher development programmes towards raising standard in the sector Mega school Gombe In Borno the state government had executed 194 school infrastructure projects in the past three years According to official document the projects include rehabilitation completion and construction of new 21 mega primary secondary and technical colleges across the 27 local government areas of the state It showed that 33 of the projects had been executed in Askira Uba eight in Bama six in Bayo six in Biu nine in Chibok two in Damboa two in Guzamala and eight in Gwoza Others were 12 school projects in Hawul 25 in Jere five in Kaga 19 in Konduga four in Kwaya Kusar six in Mafa one in Mobbar 48 in Maiduguri four in Monguno four in Ngala and two in Gubio The government also distributed 221 000 assorted text books to the schools Also Mohammed Jibrin Chairman of the Nigeri Union of Teachers NUT in the state commended Gov Babagana Zulum for approving new minimum wage for teachers He said the gesture would motivate the teachers adding that good remuneration was necessary in getting qualified teachers The teachers are impressed as it would improve teaching and learning process in the state In Borno the government has done well in area of infrastructure what we need now is more qualified teachers to manage our schools Jibrin said Mega school GombeIn Gombe the state government says it has renovated 715 basic and post schools constructed 612 classrooms and 10 administrative blocks in 10 schools Mr Babaji Babadidi Executive Chairman Gombe State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB reiterated government commitment towards improvement of teachers welfare He said the board was working towards the implementation of the teacher promotion adding that the state recorded 539 831 pupils enrollment in 12 637 schools across the state According to him the government has recruited qualified teachers to address shortage of manpower in the schools This he would encouraged school enrollment and reduce the number of out of school children in the state In the same vein Yobe government has constructed seven mega primary and secondary schools across the major towns in the state to decongest classrooms create enabling teaching and learning environment The state government also constituted a technical committee on basic and secondary education to rejuvenate the sector For his part Bello urged government at all levels to increase funding to the education sector to encourage infrastructure and teacher development programmes The state governments should invest heavily and demonstrate interest in education because you cannot say education is compulsory at the basic level and it is not available NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Poor school infrastructure bane of quality basic education in N/East – Experts
    Education3 weeks ago

    Poor school infrastructure bane of quality basic education in N/East – Experts

    Some stakeholders in the education sector in the North-East have identified poor school infrastructure as the major bane militating against delivery of quality education at basic level in the region.

    They also enumerated lack of good remuneration of teachers as factor behind poor academic performances.

    They stakeholders including educationalists, parents and civil society activists spoke while responding to a survey by the News Agency of Nigeria in Bauchi, Damaturu, Maiduguri and Gombe.

    Mr Mohammed Yunusa, an educationists in Damaturu dismmsed the state of public primary schools in the state as ‘pathetic’.

    He said most of the schools, especially those in the rural areas lack good infrastructure, teaching and instructional materials.

    He said the classrooms has been crowded, a situation which forced pupils to take lesson under tree shades.

    “In one of the school with over 2,000 registered pupils, its condition is terrible.

    “The school needs urgent intervention to upgrade existing structures and construct new ones to accommodate the population,” he said.

    Mega School YobeMalam Abdullahi Ali, a resident of Yadin-Buni in Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe, said many primary schools vandalised by Boko Haram insurgents had been rehabilitated.

    He, however, said the schools had not been put to use, a trend which overstretched the few functional schools in the area.

    He also decried shortage of teachers in the schools due to their locations and vulnerability to security threats, adding that, “teachers decline posting to such vulnerable schools for fear of the insurgents”.

    Malam Abdul-Rahman Aminu, who corroborated earlier opinion, said the problem was further compounded by lack of qualified teachers to teach in the schools.

    He said teachers in such schools could not put in their best in view of the poor remuneration and working conditions.

    A teacher, who pleaded anonymity decried the poor renumeration, noting that it resulted poor performances in the schools.

    She said the salary of N27,000 for teachers was below the N30,000 national minimum wage, adding the take-home pay is demoralising to the teachers.

    “The salary is meager and unattractive that cannot sustain the life of a teacher,” she said.

    Newly constructed classroom, MaiduguriFurthermore; Mr Abdullahi Yelwa, a lecturer with the Department of Crime Management and Control (CMC), Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic, Bauchi, said the remuneration of teachers at the basic level was not attractive.

    According to him, poor remuneration of teachers and deplorable condition of primary schools is affecting the foundation of education in the country.

    He attributed the deplorable condition of the schools to poor funding of Local Education Authorities (LEAs) by respective state governments.

    “Before, primary education has been fully supported by local governments through LEAs, because the people know who to hold accountable for successes or failure of education at the grassroots.

    “Presently; the local government councils are not receiving their statutory allocation in the name of Joint Account, thereby making it impossible for them to fund education at basic level.

    “The establisment of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) and State Universal Education Board (SUBEB) caused more damage than the expected positive outcome in the education sector,” he said.

    The lecturer advocated for the review of UBEC programme as part of measures to reinvigorate the basic education sector.

    To address the problem, the state governments in the region had initiated viable infrastructure and teacher development programmes towards raising standard in the sector.

    Mega school, Gombe In Borno; the state government had executed 194 school infrastructure projects in the past three years.

    According to official document, the projects include rehabilitation, completion and construction of new 21 mega primary, secondary and technical colleges across the 27 local government areas of the state. 

    It showed that 33 of the projects had been executed in Askira Uba; eight in Bama, six in Bayo, six in Biu, nine in Chibok, two in Damboa, two in Guzamala and eight in Gwoza.

    Others were 12 school projects in Hawul; 25 in Jere, five in Kaga, 19 in Konduga, four in Kwaya Kusar, six in Mafa, one in Mobbar, 48 in Maiduguri, four in Monguno, four in Ngala and two in Gubio.

    The government also distributed 221,000 assorted text books to the schools.

    Also, Mohammed Jibrin, Chairman of the Nigeri Union of Teachers (NUT) in the state, commended Gov. Babagana Zulum for approving new minimum wage for teachers.

    He said the gesture would motivate the teachers, adding that good remuneration was necessary in getting qualified teachers.

    “The teachers are impressed as it would improve teaching and learning process in the state.

    “In Borno, the government has done well in area of infrastructure,  what we need now is more qualified teachers to manage our schools,” Jibrin said.

    Mega school, GombeIn Gombe, the state government says it has renovated 715 basic and post schools, constructed 612 classrooms and 10 administrative blocks in 10 schools.

    Mr Babaji Babadidi, Executive Chairman, Gombe State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), reiterated government commitment towards improvement of teachers’ welfare He said the board was working towards the implementation of the teacher promotion, adding that the state recorded 539,831 pupils enrollment in 12,637 schools across the state.

    According to him, the government has recruited qualified teachers to address shortage of manpower in the schools.

    This, he would encouraged school enrollment and reduce the number of out-of-school children in the state.

    , In the same vein; Yobe government has constructed seven mega primary and secondary schools across the major towns in the state to decongest classrooms, create enabling teaching and learning environment.

    The state government also constituted a technical committee on basic and secondary education to rejuvenate the sector.

    For his part; Bello urged government at all levels to increase funding to the education sector to encourage infrastructure and teacher development programmes.

    “The state governments should invest heavily and demonstrate interest in education because you cannot say education is compulsory at the basic level and it is not available”.


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  •  Hajiya Imaan Suleiman Ibrahim Federal Commissioner National Commission for Refugees Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons IDPs says the commission has initiated projects to enhance learning in displaced persons camps across the country She said that its Project Educate All was initiated to provide access to education to displaced persons nationwide Suleiman Ibrahim said while interactinh with newsmen in Birnin Kebbi on Sunday that the initiative included the provision of libraries in primary schools The commissioner who inaugurated one of such libraries at Eastern Byepass Primary School behind Oando in Birnin Kebbi said the intervention was for IDPs migrants refugees returnees and people at risk of becoming stateless The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the commission also distributed food and non food items to 500 households mostly IDPs in the area This library is part of Project Educate All Our mandate in the agency is the provision of durable solutions for all persons of concern whenever disaster affects education So Project Educate All is tailored to improve access to learning especially for people that are experiencing all sorts of displacements It is working in terms of strengthening schools in communities where IDPs are offering scholarship tuition fees payment of NECO and WAEC fees and construction of libraries According to her library is the starting point of learning as it helps students to discover themselves and actualise their dreams This is the third library we are still in piloting phase we intend to work with other state governments to ensure that we replicate this across board We are very ambitious we will build many libraries as much as we can across the nation the commissioner added Earlier Executive Secretary State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB Alhaji Umar Hassan appreciated the commission for providing the library and pledged to stock it NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Refugees commission inaugurates library in Kebbi IDPs’ school
     Hajiya Imaan Suleiman Ibrahim Federal Commissioner National Commission for Refugees Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons IDPs says the commission has initiated projects to enhance learning in displaced persons camps across the country She said that its Project Educate All was initiated to provide access to education to displaced persons nationwide Suleiman Ibrahim said while interactinh with newsmen in Birnin Kebbi on Sunday that the initiative included the provision of libraries in primary schools The commissioner who inaugurated one of such libraries at Eastern Byepass Primary School behind Oando in Birnin Kebbi said the intervention was for IDPs migrants refugees returnees and people at risk of becoming stateless The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the commission also distributed food and non food items to 500 households mostly IDPs in the area This library is part of Project Educate All Our mandate in the agency is the provision of durable solutions for all persons of concern whenever disaster affects education So Project Educate All is tailored to improve access to learning especially for people that are experiencing all sorts of displacements It is working in terms of strengthening schools in communities where IDPs are offering scholarship tuition fees payment of NECO and WAEC fees and construction of libraries According to her library is the starting point of learning as it helps students to discover themselves and actualise their dreams This is the third library we are still in piloting phase we intend to work with other state governments to ensure that we replicate this across board We are very ambitious we will build many libraries as much as we can across the nation the commissioner added Earlier Executive Secretary State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB Alhaji Umar Hassan appreciated the commission for providing the library and pledged to stock it NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Refugees commission inaugurates library in Kebbi IDPs’ school
    Education4 weeks ago

    Refugees commission inaugurates library in Kebbi IDPs’ school

    Hajiya Imaan Suleiman-Ibrahim, Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), says the commission has initiated projects to enhance learning in displaced persons camps across the country.

    She said that its Project Educate All was initiated to provide access to education to displaced persons nationwide.

    Suleiman-Ibrahim said while interactinh with newsmen in Birnin Kebbi on Sunday that the initiative included the provision of libraries in primary schools.

    The commissioner, who inaugurated one of such libraries at Eastern Byepass Primary School, behind Oando in Birnin Kebbi, said the intervention was for IDPs, migrants, refugees, returnees and people at risk of becoming stateless.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the commission also distributed food and non-food items to 500 households, mostly IDPs, in the area.

    “This library is part of Project Educate All. Our mandate in the agency is the provision of durable solutions for all persons of concern, whenever disaster affects education.

    “So, Project Educate All is tailored to improve access to learning, especially for people that are experiencing all sorts of displacements.

    “It is working in terms of strengthening schools in communities where IDPs are, offering scholarship, tuition fees, payment of NECO and WAEC fees, and construction of libraries.

    ” According to her, library is the starting point of learning as it helps students to discover themselves and actualise their dreams.

    “This is the third library, we are still in piloting phase, we intend to work with other state governments to ensure that we replicate this across board.

    “We are very ambitious, we will build many libraries as much as we can across the nation,” the commissioner added.

    Earlier, Executive Secretary, State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Alhaji Umar Hassan appreciated the commission for providing the library and pledged to stock it.


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  •  Alhaji Altine Kajiji founder Shehu Maikoli foundation said the Go Green Project in Sokoto state is expected to gulp about N20 million Kajiji said this on Friday in Alkammu District of Wurno local government area of Sokoto state during the inauguration of tree seedlings distribution to households Kajiji the Executive Chairman Sokoto State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB said the project was designed to revive the culture of tree plantation in schools and communities Our main purpose is to support Gov Aminu Tambuwal s initiatives and dedication towards promoting tree plantation in order to protect our environment and support the well being of the society We have chosen Alkammu district to commence the distribution following the commitment of the district head towards enhancing the living standard of his people We are confident that the people here will protect and judiciously utilise the seedlings for the purpose it is meant for Kajiji said He said that the seedlings provided are economic trees which are costly Therefore we expect more dedication from you for the desired project to succeed Kajiji urged The executive chairman thanked the district head and the members of the community for their hospitality and assured them of SUBEB commitment to enhance their educational development In his address Alhaji Kabiru Marafa the district head of Alkammu commended the founders of the project for choosing the district Marafa assured that the district would ensure adequate maintenance of the seedlings to be able to reap the benefits of the gesture Earlier Prof Abubakar Bello of Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto emphasised the importance of trees in enhancing health economy and environmental protection Also speaking Malam Dalhatu Safiyal Magori the Chairman Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ Sokoto Council said the union was into partnership to contribute its quota ito community development Our main aim is to contribute to the protection of the environment and support the community towards enhancing its economic development he said The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the project targets 100 000 tree plantations in the state It is being championed by the NUJ Shehu Maikoli Foundation and Eco Africa Climate Change Foundation in partnership with SUBEB It is designed to establish 20 gardens in 10 Junior Secondary schools and 10 primary schools roadside plantations and distribution of seedlings for homes and gardens among other activities NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Sokoto Go Green Project to gulp N20 million-Official
     Alhaji Altine Kajiji founder Shehu Maikoli foundation said the Go Green Project in Sokoto state is expected to gulp about N20 million Kajiji said this on Friday in Alkammu District of Wurno local government area of Sokoto state during the inauguration of tree seedlings distribution to households Kajiji the Executive Chairman Sokoto State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB said the project was designed to revive the culture of tree plantation in schools and communities Our main purpose is to support Gov Aminu Tambuwal s initiatives and dedication towards promoting tree plantation in order to protect our environment and support the well being of the society We have chosen Alkammu district to commence the distribution following the commitment of the district head towards enhancing the living standard of his people We are confident that the people here will protect and judiciously utilise the seedlings for the purpose it is meant for Kajiji said He said that the seedlings provided are economic trees which are costly Therefore we expect more dedication from you for the desired project to succeed Kajiji urged The executive chairman thanked the district head and the members of the community for their hospitality and assured them of SUBEB commitment to enhance their educational development In his address Alhaji Kabiru Marafa the district head of Alkammu commended the founders of the project for choosing the district Marafa assured that the district would ensure adequate maintenance of the seedlings to be able to reap the benefits of the gesture Earlier Prof Abubakar Bello of Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto emphasised the importance of trees in enhancing health economy and environmental protection Also speaking Malam Dalhatu Safiyal Magori the Chairman Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ Sokoto Council said the union was into partnership to contribute its quota ito community development Our main aim is to contribute to the protection of the environment and support the community towards enhancing its economic development he said The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the project targets 100 000 tree plantations in the state It is being championed by the NUJ Shehu Maikoli Foundation and Eco Africa Climate Change Foundation in partnership with SUBEB It is designed to establish 20 gardens in 10 Junior Secondary schools and 10 primary schools roadside plantations and distribution of seedlings for homes and gardens among other activities NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Sokoto Go Green Project to gulp N20 million-Official
    Environment4 weeks ago

    Sokoto Go Green Project to gulp N20 million-Official

    Alhaji Altine Kajiji, founder, Shehu Maikoli foundation, said the Go Green Project, in Sokoto state is expected to gulp about  N20 million.

    Kajiji said this on Friday in Alkammu District of Wurno local government area of Sokoto state, during the inauguration of tree seedlings distribution to households.

    Kajiji, the Executive Chairman Sokoto State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) said the project was designed to revive the culture of tree plantation in schools and communities.

    “Our main purpose is to support Gov. Aminu Tambuwal’s initiatives and dedication towards promoting tree plantation in order to protect our environment and support the well being of the society.

    “We have chosen Alkammu district to commence the distribution following the commitment of the district head towards enhancing the living standard of his people.

    “We are confident that the people here will protect and judiciously utilise the seedlings for the purpose it is meant for,’’ Kajiji said.

    He said that the seedlings provided are economic trees, which are costly.

    “Therefore, we expect more dedication from you for the desired project to succeed,” Kajiji urged.

    The executive chairman thanked the district head and the members of the community for their hospitality and assured them of SUBEB commitment to enhance their educational development.

    In his address, Alhaji Kabiru Marafa, the district head of Alkammu commended the founders of the project for choosing the district.

    Marafa assured that the district would ensure adequate  maintenance of the seedlings to be able to reap the benefits of the gesture.

    Earlier, Prof. Abubakar Bello, of Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, emphasised the importance of trees in enhancing health, economy and environmental protection.

    Also speaking, Malam Dalhatu Safiyal-Magori, the Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ),  Sokoto Council, said the union was into partnership to contribute its quota ito community development.

    “Our main aim is to contribute to the protection of the environment and support the community towards enhancing its economic development,” he said.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the project targets 100,000-tree plantations in the state.

    It is being championed by the NUJ, Shehu Maikoli Foundation and Eco-Africa Climate Change Foundation, in partnership with SUBEB.

    It is designed to establish 20 gardens in 10 Junior Secondary schools and 10 primary schools, roadside plantations and distribution of seedlings for homes and gardens, among other activities.


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  •  No fewer than 1 446 Secondary School teachers headteachers and principals across Edo have begun a pedagogical training ahead of the 20222023 academic session The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the training is being organised by the Edo State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB The training which is taking place in Benin is aimed to effectively close the teacher gap in the junior secondary school system by at least 95 per cent Executive Chairman Edo SUBEB Mrs Ozavize Salami said the event would also usher 31 963 additional Edo children into a structured methodology of learning through its EdoBEST programme He said as part of the reform a total of 365 EdoSTAR fellows teacher volunteers are also undergoing a 10 day intensive training which will enable participants to deliver impactful lessons to children using the EdoBEST pedagogy Salami spoke at the opening of the training session on Thursday in Benin According to her the workshop for the teachers headteachers and principals is a landmark achievement for the board saying that it is a major step to extend the education reforms of Gov Godwin Obaseki led administration Salami said all 306 junior secondary schools in the state were now fully incorporated in the technology based teaching and learning techniques in line with the ongoing disarticulation process of basic education from Secondary Schools Government is the largest provider of basic education service in the state and we are optimistic that our deliberate investment in teachers through our professional development programmes He said this would lead to improvements in the learning outcomes of students in urban rural and even hard to reach areas The mandate is to sustain the gains made so far under the reforms in the basic education sector we hope to progress with our EdoBEST programme such that it stands as a legacy for the people of Edo even after this administration is long gone Gov Godwin Obaseki is also committed to closing teacher gaps especially through the EdoSTAR fellowship programme where 3 000 persons have been employed to fill teaching positions in primary and junior secondary schools across the state These fellows will benefit from the new minimum wage announced by the governor recently said the SUBEB boss Responding to questions on non payment of stipends to the EdoSTAR fellows the chairman affirmed that no fewer than 80 per cent of the fellows had been fully paid their entitlements while others would receive theirs in the coming days In the face of growing calls for prioritisation of teacher professional development across Nigeria Edo state has been at the forefront of upskilling teachers In the first two quarters of 2022 alone 2 602 teachers school leaders Learning and Development Officers LDOs and Quality Assurance Officers QAO have been retrained to enable them to deliver on their jobs as educators and managers At the ongoing training new school and classroom management techniques modern teaching practices anti gender based violence and child protection strategies as well as other important emerging best practices in school administration are being taught Additionally sessions are tailored to provide support to teachers in other facets of teaching ranging from interpretation of the curriculum to understanding the needs of pupils with a view to motivating them to succeed Because of the strategic role teachers play in the basic education ecosystem Gov Obaseki is prioritising teacher professional development as a vehicle for accelerating learning she said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    EdoBEST reforms: SUBEB begins pedagogical training for 1,500 teachers, headteachers
     No fewer than 1 446 Secondary School teachers headteachers and principals across Edo have begun a pedagogical training ahead of the 20222023 academic session The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the training is being organised by the Edo State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB The training which is taking place in Benin is aimed to effectively close the teacher gap in the junior secondary school system by at least 95 per cent Executive Chairman Edo SUBEB Mrs Ozavize Salami said the event would also usher 31 963 additional Edo children into a structured methodology of learning through its EdoBEST programme He said as part of the reform a total of 365 EdoSTAR fellows teacher volunteers are also undergoing a 10 day intensive training which will enable participants to deliver impactful lessons to children using the EdoBEST pedagogy Salami spoke at the opening of the training session on Thursday in Benin According to her the workshop for the teachers headteachers and principals is a landmark achievement for the board saying that it is a major step to extend the education reforms of Gov Godwin Obaseki led administration Salami said all 306 junior secondary schools in the state were now fully incorporated in the technology based teaching and learning techniques in line with the ongoing disarticulation process of basic education from Secondary Schools Government is the largest provider of basic education service in the state and we are optimistic that our deliberate investment in teachers through our professional development programmes He said this would lead to improvements in the learning outcomes of students in urban rural and even hard to reach areas The mandate is to sustain the gains made so far under the reforms in the basic education sector we hope to progress with our EdoBEST programme such that it stands as a legacy for the people of Edo even after this administration is long gone Gov Godwin Obaseki is also committed to closing teacher gaps especially through the EdoSTAR fellowship programme where 3 000 persons have been employed to fill teaching positions in primary and junior secondary schools across the state These fellows will benefit from the new minimum wage announced by the governor recently said the SUBEB boss Responding to questions on non payment of stipends to the EdoSTAR fellows the chairman affirmed that no fewer than 80 per cent of the fellows had been fully paid their entitlements while others would receive theirs in the coming days In the face of growing calls for prioritisation of teacher professional development across Nigeria Edo state has been at the forefront of upskilling teachers In the first two quarters of 2022 alone 2 602 teachers school leaders Learning and Development Officers LDOs and Quality Assurance Officers QAO have been retrained to enable them to deliver on their jobs as educators and managers At the ongoing training new school and classroom management techniques modern teaching practices anti gender based violence and child protection strategies as well as other important emerging best practices in school administration are being taught Additionally sessions are tailored to provide support to teachers in other facets of teaching ranging from interpretation of the curriculum to understanding the needs of pupils with a view to motivating them to succeed Because of the strategic role teachers play in the basic education ecosystem Gov Obaseki is prioritising teacher professional development as a vehicle for accelerating learning she said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    EdoBEST reforms: SUBEB begins pedagogical training for 1,500 teachers, headteachers
    Education4 weeks ago

    EdoBEST reforms: SUBEB begins pedagogical training for 1,500 teachers, headteachers

    No fewer than 1,446 Secondary School teachers, headteachers and principals across Edo, have begun a pedagogical training ahead of the 20222023 academic session.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the training is being organised by the Edo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB).

    The training, which is taking place in Benin, is aimed to effectively close the teacher gap in the junior secondary school system by at least 95 per cent.

    Executive Chairman, Edo SUBEB, Mrs Ozavize Salami, said the event would also usher 31,963 additional Edo children into a structured methodology of learning through its EdoBEST programme.

    He said “as part of the reform, a total of 365 EdoSTAR fellows – teacher volunteers – are also undergoing a 10-day intensive training which will enable participants to deliver impactful lessons to children, using the EdoBEST pedagogy.

    Salami spoke at the opening of the training session on Thursday in Benin.

    According to her, the workshop for the teachers, headteachers and principals is a landmark achievement for the board, saying that it is a major step to extend the education reforms of Gov. Godwin Obaseki-led administration.

    Salami said all 306 junior secondary schools in the state were now fully incorporated in the technology-based teaching and learning techniques in line with the ongoing disarticulation process of basic education from Secondary Schools.

    “Government is the largest provider of basic education service in the state and we are optimistic that our deliberate investment in teachers, through our professional development programmes.

    He said this would lead to improvements in the learning outcomes of students in urban, rural and even hard-to-reach areas.

    “The mandate is to sustain the gains made so far under the reforms in the basic education sector; we hope to progress with our EdoBEST programme such that it stands as a legacy for the people of Edo even after this administration is long gone.

    “Gov. Godwin Obaseki is also committed to closing teacher gaps, especially through the EdoSTAR fellowship programme where 3,000 persons have been employed to fill teaching positions in primary and junior secondary schools across the state.

    “These fellows will benefit from the new minimum wage announced by the governor recently,” said the SUBEB boss.

    Responding to questions on non-payment of stipends to the EdoSTAR fellows, the chairman affirmed that no fewer than 80 per cent of the fellows had been fully paid their entitlements while others would receive theirs in the coming days.

    “In the face of growing calls for prioritisation of teacher professional development across Nigeria, Edo state has been at the forefront of upskilling teachers.

    “In the first two quarters of 2022 alone, 2,602 teachers, school leaders, Learning and Development Officers (LDOs) and Quality Assurance Officers (QAO) have been retrained to enable them to deliver on their jobs as educators and managers.

    “At the ongoing training, new school and classroom management techniques, modern teaching practices, anti-gender-based violence and child protection strategies as well as other important emerging best practices in school administration are being taught.

    “Additionally, sessions are tailored to provide support to teachers in other facets of teaching ranging from interpretation of the curriculum, to understanding the needs of pupils, with a view to motivating them to succeed.

    “Because of the strategic role teachers play in the basic education ecosystem, Gov. Obaseki is prioritising teacher professional development as a vehicle for accelerating learning, ” she said.


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  •  The Lagos State Government LASG says the education system in the state is designed to sharpen the next generation of leaders to make them come out better and more enhanced Mr Obafemi Hamzat Deputy Governor Lagos State made the assertion on Wednesday at the just concluded Lagos State Education Summit 2022 organised by the state s Ministry of Education The summit with the theme Creating a Sustainable Fit for Purpose Education Model was held at Eko Convention Centre Eko Hotels amp Suites Victoria Island He noted that the State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB had a programme whereby children who had left school were brought back to school So many things have been done in our education system We have primary school students who are coding which is extremely good and also engaging them already in critical thinking In Lagos state it s not all about statistics but about practicality of what we are doing we are also engaging the students in the tools for the future So I think Creating a Sustainable Fit Fie Purpose Education Model is a good thing and what needs to come out of this summit for me is what are next steps for us to take he added According to him the state has created libraries turned two Colleges of Education to Universities of Science amp Technology and University of Education and they also have 12 Progressive Schools Technical Schools and Vocational Schools In two or three years time what do we need to do again How do we raise the bar What do we do to make sure that education continues to progress I have heard people talk about curriculum review and the rest Fantastic but we must understand that we also do one exam called WAEC How are shaping curriculum across the whole of West Africa So it s important to frame our curriculum changes within the context of West Africa whereby our students sit for the exams which is not just Lagoscentric he added Speaking the Vice Chancellor of Lagos State University LASU Prof Ibiyemi Olatunji Bello said that the development of any nation depended on the policy of education provided for the citizens Olatunji Bello said that advanced countries including U S UK China Finland and others were able to achieve development plans over the years because of the kind of education provided for its citizens She described the policies in the advanced countries as purposeful and fit for national aspiration saying this summit is critical to the successful realiasation of T H E M E S Educational goal of Mr Governor The theme and sub theme of the summit are interwoven in order to create a sustainable field for education that cooperates with the achievement with the 30 years Lagos development plan It is impressive that the education T H E M E S Agenda of Mr Governor is prioritised and we are hopeful and confident that this will be at the conclusion of this summit The Lagos 30 years development plan targeted to make Africa the most model city a buoyant economy a financial core that is safe secure functional and productive will only be achieved by young men and women with required knowledge and capacity People who can think with clearity and solve complex problems Fortunately these are the students we train in our primary secondary and tertiary Institutions And that is why we must leave no stone unturned to ensure that the education will provide and fetch for them the future we desire she added The LASU V C therefore charged stakeholders to work in synergy with the state government and the minustry of education to ensure that the 21 century technology are entrenched in the educational system According to her thank God we have a visionary governor who has learned about the pace of technology in today s educational advancement and invest in massive investment in technology driven learning space It is now left for us administrator s policy makers and teachers to channel our available resources towards ensuring that our curriculum meets current demands of the future society and our methodology relevant and result oriented That our technology become extreme in extinction of our pedagogy and that we shall up skill to such a level when we can successfully interact with latest Innovation being put in place she added Olatunji Bello was represented by the LASU Deputy Vice Chancellor Administration Prof Adenike Boyo Also speaking Mrs Folasade Adefisayo applauded Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu for the successful Lagos State Education Summit 2022 I thank Mr Governor for working tirelessly investing in our education future Adefisayo urged participants to leverage technology in order to secure quality higher education and implore effective strategy for the implementation of the Fit For Purpose Education Model The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the summit had plenary session with Dr Obafemi Hamzat Deputy Governor Lagos State Amb Marjaana Sall Finnish Ambassador for Education and Mr Tunde Adekola Senior Education Specialist World Bank Nigeria Others included Mrs Solape Hammond Special Adviser on the Sustainable Development Goal and Investment to Gov Sanwo Olu and Mr Femi Ogunsanya Chairperson the Conference of Private Schools in Lagos State The panelists called on stakeholders particularly teachers to be committed passionate courageous and seek to develop self towards the attainment of Fit For Purpose Education Model They also urged authorities to make resources available and tasked them to deliver results Most importantly there should be proper accountability as part of checks and balances both in the private and public sector they advised NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Fit-For-Purpose Education Model: LASG says system designed to sharpen next generational leaders
     The Lagos State Government LASG says the education system in the state is designed to sharpen the next generation of leaders to make them come out better and more enhanced Mr Obafemi Hamzat Deputy Governor Lagos State made the assertion on Wednesday at the just concluded Lagos State Education Summit 2022 organised by the state s Ministry of Education The summit with the theme Creating a Sustainable Fit for Purpose Education Model was held at Eko Convention Centre Eko Hotels amp Suites Victoria Island He noted that the State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB had a programme whereby children who had left school were brought back to school So many things have been done in our education system We have primary school students who are coding which is extremely good and also engaging them already in critical thinking In Lagos state it s not all about statistics but about practicality of what we are doing we are also engaging the students in the tools for the future So I think Creating a Sustainable Fit Fie Purpose Education Model is a good thing and what needs to come out of this summit for me is what are next steps for us to take he added According to him the state has created libraries turned two Colleges of Education to Universities of Science amp Technology and University of Education and they also have 12 Progressive Schools Technical Schools and Vocational Schools In two or three years time what do we need to do again How do we raise the bar What do we do to make sure that education continues to progress I have heard people talk about curriculum review and the rest Fantastic but we must understand that we also do one exam called WAEC How are shaping curriculum across the whole of West Africa So it s important to frame our curriculum changes within the context of West Africa whereby our students sit for the exams which is not just Lagoscentric he added Speaking the Vice Chancellor of Lagos State University LASU Prof Ibiyemi Olatunji Bello said that the development of any nation depended on the policy of education provided for the citizens Olatunji Bello said that advanced countries including U S UK China Finland and others were able to achieve development plans over the years because of the kind of education provided for its citizens She described the policies in the advanced countries as purposeful and fit for national aspiration saying this summit is critical to the successful realiasation of T H E M E S Educational goal of Mr Governor The theme and sub theme of the summit are interwoven in order to create a sustainable field for education that cooperates with the achievement with the 30 years Lagos development plan It is impressive that the education T H E M E S Agenda of Mr Governor is prioritised and we are hopeful and confident that this will be at the conclusion of this summit The Lagos 30 years development plan targeted to make Africa the most model city a buoyant economy a financial core that is safe secure functional and productive will only be achieved by young men and women with required knowledge and capacity People who can think with clearity and solve complex problems Fortunately these are the students we train in our primary secondary and tertiary Institutions And that is why we must leave no stone unturned to ensure that the education will provide and fetch for them the future we desire she added The LASU V C therefore charged stakeholders to work in synergy with the state government and the minustry of education to ensure that the 21 century technology are entrenched in the educational system According to her thank God we have a visionary governor who has learned about the pace of technology in today s educational advancement and invest in massive investment in technology driven learning space It is now left for us administrator s policy makers and teachers to channel our available resources towards ensuring that our curriculum meets current demands of the future society and our methodology relevant and result oriented That our technology become extreme in extinction of our pedagogy and that we shall up skill to such a level when we can successfully interact with latest Innovation being put in place she added Olatunji Bello was represented by the LASU Deputy Vice Chancellor Administration Prof Adenike Boyo Also speaking Mrs Folasade Adefisayo applauded Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu for the successful Lagos State Education Summit 2022 I thank Mr Governor for working tirelessly investing in our education future Adefisayo urged participants to leverage technology in order to secure quality higher education and implore effective strategy for the implementation of the Fit For Purpose Education Model The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the summit had plenary session with Dr Obafemi Hamzat Deputy Governor Lagos State Amb Marjaana Sall Finnish Ambassador for Education and Mr Tunde Adekola Senior Education Specialist World Bank Nigeria Others included Mrs Solape Hammond Special Adviser on the Sustainable Development Goal and Investment to Gov Sanwo Olu and Mr Femi Ogunsanya Chairperson the Conference of Private Schools in Lagos State The panelists called on stakeholders particularly teachers to be committed passionate courageous and seek to develop self towards the attainment of Fit For Purpose Education Model They also urged authorities to make resources available and tasked them to deliver results Most importantly there should be proper accountability as part of checks and balances both in the private and public sector they advised NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Fit-For-Purpose Education Model: LASG says system designed to sharpen next generational leaders
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    Fit-For-Purpose Education Model: LASG says system designed to sharpen next generational leaders

    The Lagos State Government (LASG) says the education system in the state is designed to sharpen the next generation of leaders to make them come out better and more enhanced.

    Mr Obafemi Hamzat, Deputy Governor, Lagos State, made the assertion on Wednesday at the just concluded Lagos State Education Summit 2022 organised by the state’s Ministry of Education.

    The summit, with the theme: “Creating a Sustainable Fit-for-Purpose Education Model”, was held at Eko Convention Centre, Eko Hotels & Suites, Victoria Island.

    He noted that the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) had a programme whereby children who had left school were brought back to school.

    “So many things have been done in our education system.

    We have primary school students who are coding, which is extremely good and also engaging them already in critical thinking.

    “In Lagos state, it’s not all about statistics but about practicality of what we are doing; we are also engaging the students in the tools for the future.

    “So, I think ‘ Creating a Sustainable Fit-Fie-Purpose Education Model’ is a good thing and what needs to come out of this summit for me is what are next steps for us to take,” he added.

    According to him, the state has created libraries, turned two Colleges of Education to Universities of Science & Technology and University of Education and they also have 12 Progressive Schools, Technical Schools and Vocational Schools.

    “In two or three years time, what do we need to do again?

    How do we raise the bar? 

    What do we do to make sure that education continues to progress?

    .

    “ I have heard people talk about curriculum review and the rest.

    Fantastic; but, we must understand that we also do one exam called WAEC.

    How are shaping curriculum across the whole of West Africa?

    .

    “So, it’s important to frame our curriculum changes within the context of West Africa whereby our students sit for the exams which is not just Lagoscentric,” he added.

    Speaking, the Vice-Chancellor of Lagos State University (LASU), Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, said that the development of any nation depended on the policy of education provided for the citizens.

    Olatunji-Bello said that advanced countries including U.

    S. UK, China, Finland and others were able to achieve development plans over the years because of the kind of education provided for its citizens.

    She described the policies in the advanced countries as purposeful and fit for national aspiration, saying, “this summit is critical to the successful realiasation of T.

    H.E.M.E.S Educational goal of Mr Governor.

    “The theme and sub-theme of the summit are interwoven in order to create a  sustainable field for education that cooperates with the achievement with the 30 years Lagos development plan.

    “It is impressive that the education  T.

    H.E.M.E.S Agenda of Mr Governor is prioritised, and we are hopeful and confident that this will be at the conclusion of this summit.

    “The Lagos 30 years development plan targeted to make Africa the most model city, a buoyant economy, a financial core, that is safe, secure, functional and productive will only be achieved by young men and women with required knowledge and capacity.

    “People who can think with clearity and solve complex problems.

    Fortunately,these are the students we train in our primary, secondary and tertiary Institutions.

    “And that is why we must leave no stone unturned to ensure that the education will provide and fetch for them the future we desire,” she added.

    The LASU V.

    C therefore charged stakeholders to work in synergy with the state government and the minustry of education to ensure that the 21 century technology are entrenched in the educational system.

    According to her, thank God we have a visionary governor who has learned about the pace of technology in today’s educational advancement and invest in massive investment in technology driven learning space.

    “It is now left for us, administrator’s, policy makers and teachers to channel our available resources towards ensuring that our curriculum meets current demands of the future society and our methodology relevant and result oriented.

    “That our technology become extreme in extinction of our pedagogy and that we shall up skill to such a level when we can successfully interact with latest Innovation being put in place,” she added.

    Olatunji-Bello was represented by the LASU Deputy Vice Chancellor Administration Prof. Adenike Boyo.Also, speaking Mrs Folasade Adefisayo applauded Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu for the successful Lagos State Education Summit 2022.“I thank Mr Governor for working tirelessly, investing in our education future.

    Adefisayo urged participants to leverage  technology in order to secure quality higher education and implore effective strategy for the implementation of the Fit-For-Purpose Education Model’.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the summit had plenary session with Dr Obafemi Hamzat, Deputy Governor, Lagos State;  Amb. Marjaana Sall, Finnish Ambassador for Education and Mr Tunde Adekola, Senior Education Specialist, World Bank, Nigeria.

    Others included  Mrs Solape Hammond, Special Adviser on the Sustainable Development Goal and Investment to Gov. Sanwo-Olu and Mr Femi Ogunsanya, Chairperson, the Conference of Private Schools in Lagos State.

    The panelists called on stakeholders, particularly teachers,  to be committed, passionate, courageous and seek to develop self towards the attainment of Fit-For-Purpose; Education Model’.

    They also urged authorities to make resources available and tasked them to deliver results.

    “Most importantly, there should be proper accountability as part of checks and balances both in the private and public sector,” they advised.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The United Nations Children Education Fund UNICEF on Thursday said it would upscale e learning in 400 schools in nine Local Government Areas of Kebbi State Mr Isa Usman Sokoto UNICEF Representative in Kebbi State made the disclosure at the presentation of computers radio sets and first aid kits to Kebbi State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB in Birnin Kebbi the state capital We are intervening in 400 schools in nine local government areas UNICEF cannot do everything but we can complement the efforts of the government We are going to distribute 80 computers because the world is not only becoming a global village it is now becoming a global hamlet We want somebody to learn what is in Lagos while he is at Gwandu or Danko Wasago or Argungu Usman Sokoto described the donation as a commitment of UNICEF to ensure that children received both qualitative and quantitative education in their respective primary schools as well as Integrated Quranic Schools He noted with satisfaction that visits to such schools showed that pupils could now read write and even solve simple arithmetic unlike wahat was obtained before The UNICEF Representative said the essence of the intervention was to reduce the number of out of school children by creating enabling environment for the children to have access to stay in school and move to the next level of learning and completing their education circle We didn t stop there we looked at how to improve teaching and learning to really take place in our intervening schools and other schools that we have not intervened This has been done through series of training through the methodology and modern approach of teaching he said While assuring that primary education was very sensitive Usman Sokoto stressed the need to have all hands on deck to ensure the attainment of desired goals and objectives Prof Suleiman Khalid Executive Chairman KBSUBEB delivering a speech during a presentation of e learning materials by UNICEF in Birnin Kebbi Kebbi State capital Receiving the items the Executive Chairman KBSUBEB Prof Suleiman Khalid commented UNICEF for the gesture and assured that it would be judiciously put to use He described UNICEF as a dependable development partner adding that it was not just about the tangible materials donated but it was about the best practices they always bring in providing support to improve teaching and learning Khalid said the organisation had brought state of the art teaching and learning methodologies assuring that the state would key into the new innovation for the good of the pupils and the state The chairman recalled that COVID 19 had taught the world a great lesson saying in view of that it shows that there is no alternative to e learning NewsSourceCredit NAN
    UNICEF extends e-learning intervention to 400 schools in Kebbi – Official
     The United Nations Children Education Fund UNICEF on Thursday said it would upscale e learning in 400 schools in nine Local Government Areas of Kebbi State Mr Isa Usman Sokoto UNICEF Representative in Kebbi State made the disclosure at the presentation of computers radio sets and first aid kits to Kebbi State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB in Birnin Kebbi the state capital We are intervening in 400 schools in nine local government areas UNICEF cannot do everything but we can complement the efforts of the government We are going to distribute 80 computers because the world is not only becoming a global village it is now becoming a global hamlet We want somebody to learn what is in Lagos while he is at Gwandu or Danko Wasago or Argungu Usman Sokoto described the donation as a commitment of UNICEF to ensure that children received both qualitative and quantitative education in their respective primary schools as well as Integrated Quranic Schools He noted with satisfaction that visits to such schools showed that pupils could now read write and even solve simple arithmetic unlike wahat was obtained before The UNICEF Representative said the essence of the intervention was to reduce the number of out of school children by creating enabling environment for the children to have access to stay in school and move to the next level of learning and completing their education circle We didn t stop there we looked at how to improve teaching and learning to really take place in our intervening schools and other schools that we have not intervened This has been done through series of training through the methodology and modern approach of teaching he said While assuring that primary education was very sensitive Usman Sokoto stressed the need to have all hands on deck to ensure the attainment of desired goals and objectives Prof Suleiman Khalid Executive Chairman KBSUBEB delivering a speech during a presentation of e learning materials by UNICEF in Birnin Kebbi Kebbi State capital Receiving the items the Executive Chairman KBSUBEB Prof Suleiman Khalid commented UNICEF for the gesture and assured that it would be judiciously put to use He described UNICEF as a dependable development partner adding that it was not just about the tangible materials donated but it was about the best practices they always bring in providing support to improve teaching and learning Khalid said the organisation had brought state of the art teaching and learning methodologies assuring that the state would key into the new innovation for the good of the pupils and the state The chairman recalled that COVID 19 had taught the world a great lesson saying in view of that it shows that there is no alternative to e learning NewsSourceCredit NAN
    UNICEF extends e-learning intervention to 400 schools in Kebbi – Official
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    UNICEF extends e-learning intervention to 400 schools in Kebbi – Official

    The United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday said it would upscale e-learning in 400 schools in nine Local Government Areas of Kebbi State.Mr Isa Usman-Sokoto, UNICEF Representative in Kebbi State,  made the disclosure at the presentation of computers, radio sets and first aid kits to Kebbi State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) in Birnin Kebbi, the state capital.“We are intervening in 400 schools in nine local government areas, UNICEF cannot do everything, but we can complement the efforts of the government.“We are going to distribute 80 computers because the world is not only becoming a global village, it is now becoming a global hamlet.We want somebody to learn what is in Lagos , while he is at Gwandu or Danko Wasago or Argungu.”Usman-Sokoto described the donation as a commitment of UNICEF to ensure that children received both qualitative and quantitative education in their respective primary schools as well as Integrated Quranic Schools.He noted with satisfaction that visits to such schools showed that pupils could now read, write and even solve simple arithmetic , unlike wahat was obtained before.The UNICEF Representative said the essence of the intervention was to reduce the number of out-of-school children by creating enabling environment for the children to have access to stay in school and move to the next level of learning and completing their education circle.“We didn’t stop there, we looked  at how to improve teaching and learning to really take place in our intervening schools and other schools that we have not intervened.“This has been done through series of training, through the methodology and modern approach of teaching,” he said.While assuring that primary education was very sensitive, Usman-Sokoto stressed the need to have all hands on deck to ensure the attainment of desired goals and objectives.Prof. Suleiman Khalid, Executive Chairman, KBSUBEB delivering a speech during a presentation of e-learning materials by UNICEF in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State capitalReceiving the items, the Executive Chairman, KBSUBEB, Prof. Suleiman Khalid , commented UNICEF for the gesture and assured that it would be judiciously put to use.He described UNICEF as a dependable development partner, adding that it was not just about the tangible materials donated, but it was about the best practices they always bring in providing support to improve teaching and learning.Khalid said the organisation had brought state-of-the-art teaching and learning methodologies, assuring that the state would key into the new innovation for the good of the pupils and the state.The chairman recalled that COVID-19 had taught the world a great lesson, saying, “in view of that, it shows that there is no alternative to e-learning.”NewsSourceCredit: NAN