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  •  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
    Education5 months 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”.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  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
    Education5 months 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.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  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
    Environment5 months 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.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  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
    Education5 months 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.


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  •  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 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

  •  Katsina State Government in collaboration with UNICEF has announced plans to abolish corporal punishment in all schools across the state Alhaji Lawal Buhari Daura the Chairman Katsina State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB disclosed this at a sensitisation meeting on Thursday in Katsina The meeting was organised by the SUBEB in collaboration with the UNICEF on ending corporal punishment in schools across the state Henceforth any principal or teacher found administering corporal punishment on students and pupils will be dealt with Lawal Daura said He explained that this was part of measures to reduce the number of students abandoning their studies The SUBEB chairman said the meeting for stakeholders in the education sector including select students from across various schools in the area came at the right time He said that corporal punishment had posed a great challenge for several years adding that the measure used for correcting erring students contributed immensely to the rise in the number of children who abandoned school in protest Lawal Daura further described corporal punishment as hard Labour bullying and abusive on students and pupils In his remarks the State Coordinator of the Teachers Registration Council TRC Alhaji Lawal Galadanchi noted that studies on the prevalence of school violence against children worsened school attendance He explained that such acts also lowered reading ability and safety when children travelled to schools and returned These findings have a huge implication on the education system in Nigeria and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs Corporal punishment as commonly used in the school setting is the use of force on individual learners to inflict pain on them for correcting misconduct The perpetrators are usually school leaders teachers matrons bullies and the victims are usually the learners This is against the dictates of teachers code of conduct he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Katsina, UNICEF set to abolish corporal punishment in schools
     Katsina State Government in collaboration with UNICEF has announced plans to abolish corporal punishment in all schools across the state Alhaji Lawal Buhari Daura the Chairman Katsina State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB disclosed this at a sensitisation meeting on Thursday in Katsina The meeting was organised by the SUBEB in collaboration with the UNICEF on ending corporal punishment in schools across the state Henceforth any principal or teacher found administering corporal punishment on students and pupils will be dealt with Lawal Daura said He explained that this was part of measures to reduce the number of students abandoning their studies The SUBEB chairman said the meeting for stakeholders in the education sector including select students from across various schools in the area came at the right time He said that corporal punishment had posed a great challenge for several years adding that the measure used for correcting erring students contributed immensely to the rise in the number of children who abandoned school in protest Lawal Daura further described corporal punishment as hard Labour bullying and abusive on students and pupils In his remarks the State Coordinator of the Teachers Registration Council TRC Alhaji Lawal Galadanchi noted that studies on the prevalence of school violence against children worsened school attendance He explained that such acts also lowered reading ability and safety when children travelled to schools and returned These findings have a huge implication on the education system in Nigeria and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs Corporal punishment as commonly used in the school setting is the use of force on individual learners to inflict pain on them for correcting misconduct The perpetrators are usually school leaders teachers matrons bullies and the victims are usually the learners This is against the dictates of teachers code of conduct he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Katsina, UNICEF set to abolish corporal punishment in schools
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    Katsina, UNICEF set to abolish corporal punishment in schools

    Katsina State Government, in collaboration with UNICEF, has announced plans to abolish corporal punishment in all schools across the state. Alhaji Lawal Buhari-Daura, the Chairman, Katsina State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), disclosed this at a sensitisation meeting on Thursday in Katsina. The meeting was organised by the SUBEB, in collaboration with the UNICEF, on ending corporal punishment in schools across the state. “Henceforth, any principal or teacher found administering corporal punishment on students and pupils will be dealt with,”  Lawal-Daura said. He explained that this  was part of measures to reduce the number of students abandoning their studies. The SUBEB chairman said the meeting for stakeholders in the education sector, including select students from across various schools in the area, came at the right time. He said that corporal punishment had posed a great challenge for several years, adding that the measure, used for correcting erring students, contributed immensely to the rise in the number of children who abandoned school in protest. Lawal-Daura further described corporal punishment as hard Labour, bullying and abusive on students and pupils. In his remarks, the State Coordinator of the Teachers Registration Council (TRC), Alhaji Lawal Galadanchi, noted that studies on the prevalence of school violence against children worsened school attendance. He explained that such acts also lowered reading ability and safety when children travelled to schools and returned. “These findings have a huge implication on the education system in Nigeria and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). “Corporal punishment as commonly used in the school setting is the use of force on individual learners to inflict pain on them for correcting misconduct. “The perpetrators are usually school leaders, teachers, matrons, bullies and the victims are usually the learners. “This is against the dictates of teachers’ code of conduct,” he said. NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Gov Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has pledged to support Go Green Project with 40 000 seedlings to be able to achieve its targeted 100 000 tree plantation in the state The project championed by the Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ Sokoto Council Shehu Maikoli Foundation and Eco Africa Climate Change Foundation was in partnership with the Sokoto State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB Inaugurating the plantation on Thursday in Sokoto Tambuwal restated his administration s commitment toward addressing ecological challenges in the state We are highly delighted with the current development being a way toward supporting the state government s engagement in addressing ecological challenges in some areas of the state However this project is so much significant to us and will generally support the government to achieve its desired commitment in addressing the ecological problems he said The governor further stated that the state government was not only happy with the tripartite partnership project but will remain close partners in ensuring it success Based on your suggestion to engage young foresters across our schools I have accepted to initiate a trophy for the best performing school under this project Also the government will provide additional 40 000 seedlings to be added to the existing 60 000 secured by the initiators in order to cover the proposed target he vowed In his remarks Alhaji Sa ad Abubakar III the Sultan of Sokoto and President General Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs NSCIA lauded the initiators for the project Abubakar represented by Dr Jabbi Kilgori the District Head of Kilgori said that the gesture was of great benefit toward addressing environmental challenges as well as insecurity We at the Sultanate Council will not only support it but will continue to monitor and inspect the success of this project for the overall benefit of the society For the state government we will continue to appreciate your good governance that demonstrates comprehensive development of human capital projects in the state he said Earlier Alhaji Altine Kajiji founder Shehu Maikoli Foundation said the project was aimed at establishing gardens in schools roadside plantation distribution and plantation of economic trees to farmers women and households We plan the distribution and plantation of indigenous Moringa and environment trees as well as establishment and reactivation of Young Foresters Clubs in primaries and junior secondary schools This is in order to foster green consciousness educate and empower younger generation actors of environmental conservation amp protection by providing them platform and practical opportunity Which we target to achieve through tree planting quiz debates and environmental education to actively participate in rising of tree planting through Young Foresters Club he said The State NUJ Chairman Dalhatu Safiyal Magori while appreciating Tambuwal for his fatherly role said the council will continue to remain engaged throughout the project He said the partnership was a means of conserving the environment with particular emphasis to climate change vulnerable communities News Agency of Nigeria reports that the project will establish 20 gardens in 10 Junior Secondary schools and 10 primary schools roadside plantations and distribution of seedlings for home gardens among other activities NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Tambuwal pledges 40,000 seedlings to ‘Go Green’project’
     Gov Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has pledged to support Go Green Project with 40 000 seedlings to be able to achieve its targeted 100 000 tree plantation in the state The project championed by the Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ Sokoto Council Shehu Maikoli Foundation and Eco Africa Climate Change Foundation was in partnership with the Sokoto State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB Inaugurating the plantation on Thursday in Sokoto Tambuwal restated his administration s commitment toward addressing ecological challenges in the state We are highly delighted with the current development being a way toward supporting the state government s engagement in addressing ecological challenges in some areas of the state However this project is so much significant to us and will generally support the government to achieve its desired commitment in addressing the ecological problems he said The governor further stated that the state government was not only happy with the tripartite partnership project but will remain close partners in ensuring it success Based on your suggestion to engage young foresters across our schools I have accepted to initiate a trophy for the best performing school under this project Also the government will provide additional 40 000 seedlings to be added to the existing 60 000 secured by the initiators in order to cover the proposed target he vowed In his remarks Alhaji Sa ad Abubakar III the Sultan of Sokoto and President General Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs NSCIA lauded the initiators for the project Abubakar represented by Dr Jabbi Kilgori the District Head of Kilgori said that the gesture was of great benefit toward addressing environmental challenges as well as insecurity We at the Sultanate Council will not only support it but will continue to monitor and inspect the success of this project for the overall benefit of the society For the state government we will continue to appreciate your good governance that demonstrates comprehensive development of human capital projects in the state he said Earlier Alhaji Altine Kajiji founder Shehu Maikoli Foundation said the project was aimed at establishing gardens in schools roadside plantation distribution and plantation of economic trees to farmers women and households We plan the distribution and plantation of indigenous Moringa and environment trees as well as establishment and reactivation of Young Foresters Clubs in primaries and junior secondary schools This is in order to foster green consciousness educate and empower younger generation actors of environmental conservation amp protection by providing them platform and practical opportunity Which we target to achieve through tree planting quiz debates and environmental education to actively participate in rising of tree planting through Young Foresters Club he said The State NUJ Chairman Dalhatu Safiyal Magori while appreciating Tambuwal for his fatherly role said the council will continue to remain engaged throughout the project He said the partnership was a means of conserving the environment with particular emphasis to climate change vulnerable communities News Agency of Nigeria reports that the project will establish 20 gardens in 10 Junior Secondary schools and 10 primary schools roadside plantations and distribution of seedlings for home gardens among other activities NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Tambuwal pledges 40,000 seedlings to ‘Go Green’project’
    Environment5 months ago

    Tambuwal pledges 40,000 seedlings to ‘Go Green’project’

    Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has pledged to support ‘Go Green Project’ with 40,000 seedlings to be able to achieve its targeted 100,000-tree plantation in the state.

    The project championed by the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Sokoto Council, Shehu Maikoli Foundation and Eco-Africa Climate Change Foundation, was in partnership with the Sokoto State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB).

    Inaugurating the plantation on Thursday in Sokoto, Tambuwal restated his administration’s commitment toward addressing ecological challenges in the state.

    “We are highly delighted with the current development, being a way toward supporting the state government’s engagement in addressing ecological challenges in some areas of the state.

    “However, this project is so much significant to us and will generally support the government to achieve its desired commitment in addressing the ecological problems,” he said.

    The governor further stated that the state government was not only happy with the tripartite partnership project, but will remain close partners in ensuring it success.

    “Based on your suggestion to engage young foresters across our schools, I have accepted to initiate a trophy for the best performing school under this project.

    “Also, the government will provide additional 40,000 seedlings to be added to the existing 60,000 secured by the initiators in order to cover the proposed target,” he vowed.

    In his remarks, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), lauded the initiators for the project.

    Abubakar, represented by Dr Jabbi Kilgori, the District Head of Kilgori, said that the gesture was of great benefit toward addressing environmental challenges as well as insecurity.

    “We, at the Sultanate Council will not only support it, but will continue to monitor and inspect the success of this project for the overall benefit of the society.

    “For the state government, we will continue to appreciate your good governance that demonstrates comprehensive development of human capital projects in the state,” he said.

    Earlier Alhaji Altine Kajiji, founder Shehu Maikoli Foundation said the project was aimed at establishing gardens in schools, roadside plantation, distribution and plantation of economic trees to farmers, women and households.

    “We plan the distribution and plantation of indigenous, Moringa and environment trees, as well as establishment and reactivation of Young Foresters Clubs in primaries and junior secondary schools.

    “This is in order to foster green consciousness, educate and empower younger generation actors of environmental conservation & protection by providing them platform and practical opportunity.

    “Which, we target to achieve through tree planting, quiz, debates and environmental education to actively participate in rising of tree planting through Young Foresters Club,” he said.

    The State NUJ Chairman, Dalhatu Safiyal-Magori, while appreciating Tambuwal for his fatherly role said the council will continue to remain engaged throughout the project.

    He said the partnership was a means of conserving the environment with particular emphasis to climate change vulnerable communities.

    News Agency of Nigeria reports that the project will establish 20 gardens in 10 Junior Secondary schools and 10 primary schools, roadside plantations and distribution of seedlings for home gardens among other activities.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Federal Government in collaboration with the Islamic Development Bank and Gombe State government said they would establish three boarding Bilingual Almajiri schools in Gombe state Mr Babaji Babadidi Executive Chairman Gombe State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Gombe on Thursday He said the schools would be cited in Dogonruwa Gombe south Garin Hardo Gombe central and Tudun wada central senatorial districts The chairman said the language of instruction in the schools would be Arabic English and other languages commonly spoken in the area such as Hausa or Fulfulde He said the establishment of the schools would help boost enrollment reduce out of school children and expose learners to information and communication Babadidi said the state government had also approved the construction of model boarding Almajiri School in Yulunguruzu quarters of the state metropolis He said the construction which had reached advanced stage would be equipped with the necessary facilities found in all conventional schools across the state The chairman said that formal education would be introduced in to integrate the Almajiri school system with conventional schools It is the responsibility of government to provide education to all manner of people we do not want them to be going around without a formal education We want the Almajirai to acquire both Islamic and western education in order to be better citizens tomorrow he said www nannews ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FG to establish 3 bilingual Almajiri schools in Gombe
     The Federal Government in collaboration with the Islamic Development Bank and Gombe State government said they would establish three boarding Bilingual Almajiri schools in Gombe state Mr Babaji Babadidi Executive Chairman Gombe State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Gombe on Thursday He said the schools would be cited in Dogonruwa Gombe south Garin Hardo Gombe central and Tudun wada central senatorial districts The chairman said the language of instruction in the schools would be Arabic English and other languages commonly spoken in the area such as Hausa or Fulfulde He said the establishment of the schools would help boost enrollment reduce out of school children and expose learners to information and communication Babadidi said the state government had also approved the construction of model boarding Almajiri School in Yulunguruzu quarters of the state metropolis He said the construction which had reached advanced stage would be equipped with the necessary facilities found in all conventional schools across the state The chairman said that formal education would be introduced in to integrate the Almajiri school system with conventional schools It is the responsibility of government to provide education to all manner of people we do not want them to be going around without a formal education We want the Almajirai to acquire both Islamic and western education in order to be better citizens tomorrow he said www nannews ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FG to establish 3 bilingual Almajiri schools in Gombe
    General news5 months ago

    FG to establish 3 bilingual Almajiri schools in Gombe

    The Federal Government in collaboration with the Islamic Development Bank and Gombe State government, said they would establish three boarding Bilingual Almajiri schools in Gombe state.

    Mr Babaji Babadidi, Executive Chairman, Gombe State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Gombe, on Thursday.

    He said the schools would be cited in  Dogonruwa, Gombe south, Garin Hardo, Gombe central and Tudun wada  central senatorial districts.

    The chairman said the language of instruction in the schools would be Arabic, English and other languages commonly spoken in the area, such as Hausa or Fulfulde.

    He said the establishment of the schools would help boost enrollment, reduce out of school children and expose learners to information and communication.

    Babadidi said the state government had also approved the construction of model boarding Almajiri School in Yulunguruzu quarters of the state metropolis.

    He said the construction which had reached advanced stage, would be equipped with the necessary facilities found in all conventional schools across the state.

    The chairman said that formal education would be introduced in to integrate the Almajiri school system with conventional schools.

    “It is the responsibility of government to provide education to all manner of people; we do not want them to be going around without a formal education.

    “We want the Almajirai to acquire both Islamic and western education in order to be better citizens tomorrow,” he said.

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  •  The Nasarawa State House of Assembly Committee on Education has called for the employment of more primary school teachers in order to improve the standard of basic education in the state Mr Daniel Ogazi the Chairman of the committee made the appeal when management of the State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB appeared before the committee on its 2022 budget performance on Thursday in Lafia He said that the standard of primary education was falling hence the need for government to take proactive measures in order to restore the lost glory of primary education in the state Ogazi said that primary schools across the state lack teachers for quality and sound education to thrive hence the need for government to do more in that area just as it is doing presently at the secondary level There is the need for all hands to be on the deck in order to address the challenges facing primary education in the state We need teachers in the primary schools since 2011 to date teachers have been retiring some died and some resigned voluntarily We need to fill the gap by recruiting competent hands in the interest of our children and the state at large he said Ogazi urged the management of SUBEB to intensify efforts in the supervision of schools for the overall development of the state He also assured of the committee s continuous readiness to collaborate with the state government and other stakeholders for improved standard of education at the grassroots Earlier Alhaji Mohammed Dan Azumi the SUBEB Chairman appreciated the committee and Gov Abdullahi Sule for giving their attention to the board to succeed We want to appreciate you and the governor for the support the board has been enjoying in the state We want to assure you that we will continue to do the right things for the overall development of the primary education said Dan azumi The chairman also solicited for the intervention of the committee for the employment of teachers and to tackle other challenges facing primary education in the state NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ‘Nasarawa State lacks primary school teachers’ – Legislature
     The Nasarawa State House of Assembly Committee on Education has called for the employment of more primary school teachers in order to improve the standard of basic education in the state Mr Daniel Ogazi the Chairman of the committee made the appeal when management of the State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB appeared before the committee on its 2022 budget performance on Thursday in Lafia He said that the standard of primary education was falling hence the need for government to take proactive measures in order to restore the lost glory of primary education in the state Ogazi said that primary schools across the state lack teachers for quality and sound education to thrive hence the need for government to do more in that area just as it is doing presently at the secondary level There is the need for all hands to be on the deck in order to address the challenges facing primary education in the state We need teachers in the primary schools since 2011 to date teachers have been retiring some died and some resigned voluntarily We need to fill the gap by recruiting competent hands in the interest of our children and the state at large he said Ogazi urged the management of SUBEB to intensify efforts in the supervision of schools for the overall development of the state He also assured of the committee s continuous readiness to collaborate with the state government and other stakeholders for improved standard of education at the grassroots Earlier Alhaji Mohammed Dan Azumi the SUBEB Chairman appreciated the committee and Gov Abdullahi Sule for giving their attention to the board to succeed We want to appreciate you and the governor for the support the board has been enjoying in the state We want to assure you that we will continue to do the right things for the overall development of the primary education said Dan azumi The chairman also solicited for the intervention of the committee for the employment of teachers and to tackle other challenges facing primary education in the state NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ‘Nasarawa State lacks primary school teachers’ – Legislature
    General news6 months ago

    ‘Nasarawa State lacks primary school teachers’ – Legislature

    The Nasarawa State House of Assembly Committee on Education has called for the employment of more primary school teachers in order to improve the standard of basic education in the state.

    Mr Daniel Ogazi, the Chairman of the committee, made the appeal when management of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) appeared before the committee on its 2022 budget performance on Thursday in Lafia.

    He said that the standard of primary education was falling, hence the need for government to take proactive measures in order to restore the lost glory of primary education in the state.

    Ogazi said that primary schools across the state lack teachers for quality and sound education to thrive, hence the need for government to do more in that area just as it is doing presently at the secondary level.

    “There is the need for all hands to be on the deck in order to address the challenges facing primary education in the state.

    “We need teachers in the primary schools; since 2011 to date, teachers have been retiring, some died and some resigned voluntarily.

    “We need to fill the gap by recruiting competent hands in the interest of our children and the state at large,” he said.

    Ogazi urged the management of SUBEB to intensify efforts in the supervision of schools for the overall development of the state.

    He also assured of the committee’s continuous readiness to collaborate with the state government and other stakeholders for improved standard of education at the grassroots.

    Earlier, Alhaji Mohammed Dan’Azumi, the SUBEB Chairman, appreciated the committee and Gov. Abdullahi Sule for giving their attention to the board to succeed.

    “We want to appreciate you and the governor for the support the board has been enjoying in the state.

    “We want to assure you that we will continue to do the right things for the overall development of the primary education,” said Dan’azumi.

    The chairman also solicited for the intervention of the committee for the employment of teachers and to tackle other challenges facing primary education in the state.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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