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  •  A Kwara High Court sitting in Ilorin on Friday sentenced two sureties over failure to produce suspects The duo are employees of the State Government who stood as sureties for suspects being investigated by EFCC but failed to produce them for trial The Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC secured the conviction The sureties are Adenigba Olusola of the State Judicial Service Commission and Bisiriyu AbdulFatai of the State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB Delivering ruling on the applications Justice Adenike Akinpelu agreed with the submission of the prosecutors Sesan Ola and Andrew Akoja that the two sureties should forfeit their bail bond The court ordered Olusola to forfeit the recognisance of N5 million and remit the sum of N4 5 million for the first defendant He should pay the sum of N500 000 within three months or be committed to six months in prison Also to forfeit the recognisance of N1 million for the second defendant and remit the sum of N750 000 for the second defendant He should pay the sum of N250 000 within three months or be committed to prison for five months The court also ordered AbdulFatai to forfeit the recognisance of N3 million and remit the sum of N2 million for the third defendant He was ordered to pay N1 million within three months or be committed to six months in prison The defendants were arraigned by the EFCC for internet fraud related offences Olusola stood as surety for one Amaechi Umenye and Adeyemi Adedeji while AbdulFatai stood for Dawodu Olusoji The two civil servants had made an undertaking to produce the defendants who are now at large anytime they were needed by EFCC The trio of Umenye Adedeji and Olusoji were amongst the 30 suspected internet fraudsters arrested in Offa Offa Local Government Area of the state sometimes in 2020 while acting on anonymous petition received by the EFCC The suspects were conducting some acts of scamming and were popularly known as Yahoo boys During the course of investigation the sureties wrote separate bail applications to the Ilorin Zonal Commander of the EFCC They also entered bail bonds and promised to produce the defendants anytime their attention was needed The suspects after their release however jumped the administrative bail granted them by the commission while the sureties also could not produce them in court NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Kwara Court sentence 2 sureties over failure to produce suspects
     A Kwara High Court sitting in Ilorin on Friday sentenced two sureties over failure to produce suspects The duo are employees of the State Government who stood as sureties for suspects being investigated by EFCC but failed to produce them for trial The Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC secured the conviction The sureties are Adenigba Olusola of the State Judicial Service Commission and Bisiriyu AbdulFatai of the State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB Delivering ruling on the applications Justice Adenike Akinpelu agreed with the submission of the prosecutors Sesan Ola and Andrew Akoja that the two sureties should forfeit their bail bond The court ordered Olusola to forfeit the recognisance of N5 million and remit the sum of N4 5 million for the first defendant He should pay the sum of N500 000 within three months or be committed to six months in prison Also to forfeit the recognisance of N1 million for the second defendant and remit the sum of N750 000 for the second defendant He should pay the sum of N250 000 within three months or be committed to prison for five months The court also ordered AbdulFatai to forfeit the recognisance of N3 million and remit the sum of N2 million for the third defendant He was ordered to pay N1 million within three months or be committed to six months in prison The defendants were arraigned by the EFCC for internet fraud related offences Olusola stood as surety for one Amaechi Umenye and Adeyemi Adedeji while AbdulFatai stood for Dawodu Olusoji The two civil servants had made an undertaking to produce the defendants who are now at large anytime they were needed by EFCC The trio of Umenye Adedeji and Olusoji were amongst the 30 suspected internet fraudsters arrested in Offa Offa Local Government Area of the state sometimes in 2020 while acting on anonymous petition received by the EFCC The suspects were conducting some acts of scamming and were popularly known as Yahoo boys During the course of investigation the sureties wrote separate bail applications to the Ilorin Zonal Commander of the EFCC They also entered bail bonds and promised to produce the defendants anytime their attention was needed The suspects after their release however jumped the administrative bail granted them by the commission while the sureties also could not produce them in court NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Kwara Court sentence 2 sureties over failure to produce suspects
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    Kwara Court sentence 2 sureties over failure to produce suspects

    A Kwara High Court sitting in Ilorin on Friday sentenced two sureties over failure to produce suspects.

    The duo are employees of the State Government who stood as sureties for suspects being investigated by EFCC, but failed to produce them for trial.

    The Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) secured the conviction.

    The sureties are Adenigba Olusola of the State Judicial Service Commission, and Bisiriyu AbdulFatai of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB).

    Delivering ruling on the applications, Justice Adenike Akinpelu agreed with the submission of the prosecutors, Sesan Ola and Andrew Akoja, that the two sureties should forfeit their bail bond.

    The court ordered Olusola to forfeit the recognisance of N5 million and remit the sum of N4.

    5 million for the first defendant.

    He should pay the sum of N500,000 within three months or be committed to six months in prison.

    Also to forfeit the recognisance of N1 million for the second defendant and remit the sum of N750,000 for the second defendant.

    He should pay the sum of N250,000 within three months or be committed to prison for five months.

    The court also ordered AbdulFatai to forfeit the recognisance of N3 million and remit the sum of N2 million for the third defendant.

    He was ordered to pay N1 million within three months or be committed to six months in prison.

    The defendants were arraigned by the EFCC for internet fraud related offences.

    Olusola stood as surety for one Amaechi Umenye and Adeyemi Adedeji, while AbdulFatai stood for Dawodu Olusoji.

    The two civil servants had made an undertaking to produce the defendants, who are now at large, anytime they were needed by EFCC.

    The trio of Umenye, Adedeji and Olusoji were amongst the 30 suspected internet fraudsters arrested in Offa, Offa Local Government Area of the state, sometimes in 2020, while acting on anonymous petition received by the EFCC.

    The suspects were conducting some acts of scamming and were popularly known as Yahoo boys.

    During the course of investigation, the sureties wrote separate bail applications to the Ilorin Zonal Commander of the EFCC.

    They also entered bail bonds and promised to produce the defendants anytime their attention was needed.

    The suspects after their release, however jumped the administrative bail granted them by the commission, while the sureties also could not produce them in court.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •   The Katsina State Government in collaboration with UNICEF has flagged off a School Enrolment Drive in two local government areas LGAs of the state Flagging off the campaign on Monday the Commissioner for Education Prof Badamasi Lawal said it would target Kafur and Kankara LGAs Lawal said that the campaign was aimed at tracking the high number of out of schools children in the two LGAs Represented by the Permanent Secretary Alhaji Musa Dankama the commissioner said that the move was to ensure that out of school children were returned to school In his remark the Chairman Katsina State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB Alhaji Lawal Buhari said the campaign entailed the training of stakeholders who would ensure that school age children are in school According to Buhari the stakeholders include mothers associations head teachers community volunteers and leaders as well as LG officials The chairman who was represented by the Director Social Mobilisation of the board Alhaji Garba Adda u said the campaign would be sustained Earlier the SUBEB UNICEF Focal Person Hajia Hauwau Kaikai maintained that the campaign was to build community consensus on the best approach to get the affected children back in school Also speaking the representative of Katsina Emirate Council Alhaji Saidu Abeh assured the gathering that the emirate would give its maximum support to the improvement of education in the state NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Katsina, UNICEF launch campaign to track “out-of-school children“
      The Katsina State Government in collaboration with UNICEF has flagged off a School Enrolment Drive in two local government areas LGAs of the state Flagging off the campaign on Monday the Commissioner for Education Prof Badamasi Lawal said it would target Kafur and Kankara LGAs Lawal said that the campaign was aimed at tracking the high number of out of schools children in the two LGAs Represented by the Permanent Secretary Alhaji Musa Dankama the commissioner said that the move was to ensure that out of school children were returned to school In his remark the Chairman Katsina State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB Alhaji Lawal Buhari said the campaign entailed the training of stakeholders who would ensure that school age children are in school According to Buhari the stakeholders include mothers associations head teachers community volunteers and leaders as well as LG officials The chairman who was represented by the Director Social Mobilisation of the board Alhaji Garba Adda u said the campaign would be sustained Earlier the SUBEB UNICEF Focal Person Hajia Hauwau Kaikai maintained that the campaign was to build community consensus on the best approach to get the affected children back in school Also speaking the representative of Katsina Emirate Council Alhaji Saidu Abeh assured the gathering that the emirate would give its maximum support to the improvement of education in the state NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Katsina, UNICEF launch campaign to track “out-of-school children“
    Education5 months ago

    Katsina, UNICEF launch campaign to track “out-of-school children“

     The Katsina State Government, in collaboration with UNICEF, has flagged off a “School Enrolment Drive “ in two local government areas (LGAs) of the state.

    Flagging off the campaign on Monday, the Commissioner for Education, Prof. Badamasi Lawal, said it would target Kafur and Kankara LGAs. Lawal said that the campaign was aimed at tracking the high number of out-of-schools children in the two LGAs. Represented by the Permanent Secretary, Alhaji Musa Dankama, the commissioner said that the move was to ensure that out-of- school children were returned to school.

    In his remark, the Chairman, Katsina State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB),  Alhaji Lawal Buhari, said the campaign entailed the training of stakeholders who would  ensure that school age children are in school.

    According to Buhari, the stakeholders include mothers associations, head teachers, community volunteers and leaders, as well as LG officials.

    The chairman, who was represented by the Director Social Mobilisation of the board, Alhaji Garba Adda’u said the campaign would be sustained.

    Earlier, the SUBEB UNICEF Focal Person,  Hajia Hauwau Kaikai, maintained that the campaign was to build community consensus on the best approach to get the affected children back in school.

    Also speaking, the representative of Katsina Emirate Council, Alhaji Saidu Abeh, assured the gathering that the emirate would give its maximum support to the improvement of education in the state.

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Oyo State Government has sanctioned some head teachers for collecting illegal fees and denying pupils access to examination halls in the ongoing Public Primary Schools Unified Examinations Dr Nureni Adeniran the Executive Chairman Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB made this known in a statement on Monday in Ibadan while monitoring the examination Adeniran said that five head teachers of Methodist Basic School School one to five Gan gansi were found culpable in the alleged illegal collection of fees spearheaded by the School Based Management Committee SBMC of the school who chased the pupils home He said that the present administration had abolished collection of any development levy in all schools across the state Adeniran frowned at the role of the school authority who compelled parents to contribute the said fee No doubt SBMCs PTAs can contribute to the development of their local schools but it must not in any way affect the education of pupils No child should be discriminated against in the state education sector Adeniran said According to him some parents had reported to the board that head teachers of the school denied their children access to the examination hall for failing to pay the N100 development levy charged by the school s management and SBMC through a popular radio station in Ibadan Adeniran said that the present administration under Gov Seyi Makinde s leadership would not fold its arms and allow saboteurs to ridicule its efforts in mandating free education For denying Gov Seyi Makinde s pupils access to write examinations queries have been issued to head teachers of the affected schools he said The SUBEB chairman also directed that all learners should be allowed to sit for examinations without any form of hindrance He urged teachers in all public schools to adhere strictly to the state government s policies and directives on education Some of the schools visited included IMG Ibuko Ibadan South East LGA Ratibi Muslim School Molete South West IMG Basic School Idi Iroko Molete Adeniran who led a team of officials from SUBEB also visited Islamic Mission School One Bode Ibadan Methodist Basic School One to Five Gan gansi and Community Primary School Awotunde Ona ara LGA and a host of others He said that the monitoring exercise would continue in the course of the week which would also be extended to other zones of the state including Ogbomoso Oyo Oke Ogun and Ibarapa NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Oyo Govt sanctions head teachers over illegal fees
     The Oyo State Government has sanctioned some head teachers for collecting illegal fees and denying pupils access to examination halls in the ongoing Public Primary Schools Unified Examinations Dr Nureni Adeniran the Executive Chairman Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB made this known in a statement on Monday in Ibadan while monitoring the examination Adeniran said that five head teachers of Methodist Basic School School one to five Gan gansi were found culpable in the alleged illegal collection of fees spearheaded by the School Based Management Committee SBMC of the school who chased the pupils home He said that the present administration had abolished collection of any development levy in all schools across the state Adeniran frowned at the role of the school authority who compelled parents to contribute the said fee No doubt SBMCs PTAs can contribute to the development of their local schools but it must not in any way affect the education of pupils No child should be discriminated against in the state education sector Adeniran said According to him some parents had reported to the board that head teachers of the school denied their children access to the examination hall for failing to pay the N100 development levy charged by the school s management and SBMC through a popular radio station in Ibadan Adeniran said that the present administration under Gov Seyi Makinde s leadership would not fold its arms and allow saboteurs to ridicule its efforts in mandating free education For denying Gov Seyi Makinde s pupils access to write examinations queries have been issued to head teachers of the affected schools he said The SUBEB chairman also directed that all learners should be allowed to sit for examinations without any form of hindrance He urged teachers in all public schools to adhere strictly to the state government s policies and directives on education Some of the schools visited included IMG Ibuko Ibadan South East LGA Ratibi Muslim School Molete South West IMG Basic School Idi Iroko Molete Adeniran who led a team of officials from SUBEB also visited Islamic Mission School One Bode Ibadan Methodist Basic School One to Five Gan gansi and Community Primary School Awotunde Ona ara LGA and a host of others He said that the monitoring exercise would continue in the course of the week which would also be extended to other zones of the state including Ogbomoso Oyo Oke Ogun and Ibarapa NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Oyo Govt sanctions head teachers over illegal fees
    Education5 months ago

    Oyo Govt sanctions head teachers over illegal fees

    The Oyo State Government has sanctioned some head teachers for collecting illegal fees and denying pupils access to examination halls in the ongoing Public Primary Schools Unified Examinations.Dr Nureni Adeniran, the Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), made this known in a statement on Monday in Ibadan, while monitoring the examination.Adeniran said that five head teachers of Methodist Basic School (School one to five), Gan-gansi, were found culpable in the alleged illegal collection of fees, spearheaded by the School-Based Management Committee (SBMC) of the school, who chased the pupils home.He said that the present administration had abolished collection of any development levy in all schools across the state.Adeniran frowned at the role of the school authority who  compelled parents to contribute the said fee.“No doubt, SBMCs, PTAs can contribute to the development of their local schools, but it must not in any way affect the education of pupils.“No child should be discriminated against in the state education sector,” Adeniran said.According to him, some parents had reported to the board that head teachers of the school denied their children access to the examination hall for failing to pay the N100 development levy charged by the school’s management and SBMC, through a popular radio station in Ibadan.Adeniran said that the present administration, under Gov. Seyi Makinde’s leadership, would not fold its arms and allow saboteurs to ridicule its efforts in mandating free education.“For denying Gov. Seyi Makinde’s pupils access to write examinations, queries have been issued to head-teachers of the affected  schools,” he said.The SUBEB chairman, also directed that all learners should be allowed to sit for examinations without any form of hindrance.He urged teachers in all public schools to adhere strictly to the state government’s policies and directives on education.Some of the schools visited included IMG, Ibuko Ibadan South East LGA; Ratibi Muslim School, Molete, South-West; IMG Basic School, Idi-Iroko, Molete.Adeniran, who led a team of officials from SUBEB also visited Islamic Mission School One, Bode, Ibadan; Methodist Basic School One to Five, Gan-gansi and Community Primary School, Awotunde, Ona-ara LGA and a host of others.He said that the monitoring exercise would continue in the course of the week, which would also be extended to other zones of the state, including Ogbomoso, Oyo, Oke-Ogun and Ibarapa.NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouk has donated relief materials to victims of banditry and other less privileged groups in Zamfara state The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the items were distributed to the beneficiaries in Gusau on Saturday through a popular Humanitarian Support Group in the state Zamfara Youths Peace and Love Initiative The National Chairman of the group Mr Umar Abubakar said the items were donated to the victims by the minister as part of measures to alleviate their sufferings Abubakar said the items comprised clothing materials and other household goods worth N10 million We are presenting both women and children wears school uniform detergent and toiletries and shoes among others The beneficieries of the gesture to include mainly women and children across the state especially those that were displaced from their communties as result of banditry activities facing the state As we all know one of the major activities of this group is to promote peace and stability in the society We also have mandate to provide relief and educational support to victims of banditry activities and less privileged as well as youths and women development Abubakar explained We have earlier donated various relief materials including food and non food items at various locations and communities in the state In his remarks the Chairman State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB Alhaji Abubakar Maradun represented by the Permanent Member in the Board Aminu Anka commended the foresight of the group in considering future of the less privileged You have domostrated your commitments and patriotism in providing relief to families affected by disasters This is a welcome development I believe this gesture will provide succour to various affected families I am giving you assurance of my personal commitment to all your activities in promoting lives of vulnerable groups Maradun added Abubakar gave an assurance that the SUBEB and the state government under Gov Bello Matawalle would continue to support the group at helping the needy The Managing Director Zamfara Investment Company Anas Hamis commended the minister for the gesture This assistance not surprising coming from the minister because since her assumption in office she has been providing various gestures to the state Zamfara deserved all kinds of humanitarian support to the victims of banditry activities considering the security challenges facing our communities Hamis said According to him the minister deserves commendation for involving youths in governance and service to humanities Earlier the State Chairman of the group Mr Muhammad Danbaza called on the beneficiaries to utilise the items given to them judiciously Danbaza called on well meaning individuals governments and non governmental organizations to donate to the victims of insecurity and other disasters in the state NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Minister donates relief materials to  victims of banditry in Zamfara
     The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouk has donated relief materials to victims of banditry and other less privileged groups in Zamfara state The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the items were distributed to the beneficiaries in Gusau on Saturday through a popular Humanitarian Support Group in the state Zamfara Youths Peace and Love Initiative The National Chairman of the group Mr Umar Abubakar said the items were donated to the victims by the minister as part of measures to alleviate their sufferings Abubakar said the items comprised clothing materials and other household goods worth N10 million We are presenting both women and children wears school uniform detergent and toiletries and shoes among others The beneficieries of the gesture to include mainly women and children across the state especially those that were displaced from their communties as result of banditry activities facing the state As we all know one of the major activities of this group is to promote peace and stability in the society We also have mandate to provide relief and educational support to victims of banditry activities and less privileged as well as youths and women development Abubakar explained We have earlier donated various relief materials including food and non food items at various locations and communities in the state In his remarks the Chairman State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB Alhaji Abubakar Maradun represented by the Permanent Member in the Board Aminu Anka commended the foresight of the group in considering future of the less privileged You have domostrated your commitments and patriotism in providing relief to families affected by disasters This is a welcome development I believe this gesture will provide succour to various affected families I am giving you assurance of my personal commitment to all your activities in promoting lives of vulnerable groups Maradun added Abubakar gave an assurance that the SUBEB and the state government under Gov Bello Matawalle would continue to support the group at helping the needy The Managing Director Zamfara Investment Company Anas Hamis commended the minister for the gesture This assistance not surprising coming from the minister because since her assumption in office she has been providing various gestures to the state Zamfara deserved all kinds of humanitarian support to the victims of banditry activities considering the security challenges facing our communities Hamis said According to him the minister deserves commendation for involving youths in governance and service to humanities Earlier the State Chairman of the group Mr Muhammad Danbaza called on the beneficiaries to utilise the items given to them judiciously Danbaza called on well meaning individuals governments and non governmental organizations to donate to the victims of insecurity and other disasters in the state NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Minister donates relief materials to  victims of banditry in Zamfara
    Defence/Security5 months ago

    Minister donates relief materials to  victims of banditry in Zamfara

    The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar-Farouk has donated relief materials to victims of banditry and other less privileged groups in Zamfara state.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the items were distributed to the beneficiaries in Gusau on Saturday through a popular Humanitarian Support Group in the state “Zamfara Youths Peace and Love Initiative”.

    The National Chairman of the group, Mr Umar Abubakar, said the items were donated to the victims by the minister as part of measures to alleviate their sufferings.

    Abubakar said the items comprised clothing materials and other household goods worth N10 million.

    “We are presenting both women and children wears, school uniform, detergent and toiletries and shoes among others.

    “The beneficieries of the gesture to include mainly women and children across the state especially those that were displaced from their communties as result of banditry activities facing the state.

    “As we all know, one of the major activities of this group is to promote peace and stability in the society.

    “We also have mandate to provide relief and educational support to victims of banditry activities and less privileged as well as  youths and women development,” Abubakar explained.

    “We have earlier, donated various relief materials, including food and non food items at various locations and communities in the state.

    In his remarks, the Chairman State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Alhaji Abubakar Maradun represented by the Permanent Member in the Board, Aminu Anka, commended the foresight of the group in considering future of the less privileged.

    “You have domostrated your commitments and patriotism in providing relief to families affected by disasters.

    “This is a welcome development, I believe this gesture will provide succour to various affected families.

    “I am giving you assurance of my personal commitment to all your activities in promoting lives of vulnerable groups,” Maradun added.

    Abubakar gave an  assurance that the SUBEB and the state government, under Gov.

    Bello Matawalle, would continue to support the group at helping the needy.

    The Managing Director, Zamfara Investment Company, Anas Hamis commended the minister for the gesture.

    “This assistance not surprising coming from the minister because since her assumption in office, she has been providing various gestures to the state.

    “Zamfara deserved all kinds of humanitarian support to the victims of banditry activities, considering the security challenges facing our communities,” Hamis said.

    According to him, the minister deserves commendation for involving youths in governance and service to humanities.

    Earlier, the State Chairman of the group, Mr  Muhammad Danbaza, called on the beneficiaries to utilise the items given to them judiciously.

    Danbaza called on well meaning individuals, governments and non governmental organizations to donate to the victims of insecurity and other disasters in the state.

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    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Kebbi State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB has so far registered 857 185 pupils and students in Primary and Junior Secondary Schools The Executive Chairman of SUBEB Prof Suleiman Khalid Jega made this known at a stakeholders meeting on the conduct of the National Personnel Audit NPA with Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC team on Monday in Birnin Kebbi Khalid Jega said the exercise is aimed at collecting basic information on schools pupils students and personnel He said the data being collected will assist the country to plan effectively towards expanding access to quality education and promoting gender parity at basic and other levels of education At present 857 185 pupils have been registered in basic schools in the state Out of this 65 per cent 534 584 are in public schools and 35 per cent 302 601 in private schools he said Khalid Jega said out of the figures about one third were taken by the private schools He said that the pupils were enroled in 2 320 private primary schools and 426 in private and public secondary schools Khalid Jega said 350 000 learners were enroled in 5 343 non formal learning centers adding they had 3 912 facilitators He also said that private schools in the state had been good partners in providing quality education Khalid Jega said the private schools had 35 per cent of pupils and 4 141 personnel The aim of the NPA is to provide answers to series of questions on how to move the education sector forward in the state and the country in areas of teaching and learning environment as well as enrolment of girl child What we are doing in the state is to provide quality assurance to our schools and also to the learning environment We want to know are there enough classrooms Are they in good conditions And how many of them are in dilapidated This has to do with all the facilities in the schools and the toilet facilities which could be a determining factor for attending the schools especially for a girl child Not only that how many schools have WASH system that is hand borehole water how many teachers do we have in the schools and how many of them are qualified and what is their level of the qualification The minimum qualification for a teacher now is NCE How many of them are teaching in public and private schools These are the questionnaire for this activity We can t plan without adequate data What they are bringing out now is to update 2018 National Personnel Audit and like I said Kebbi has the most vibrant education management system in Nigeria he said The chairman said that virtually all the information required on its personnel were on its website He said that every information about the children facilities on ground including physical facilities completed and the ongoing projects were all on its website Earlier the Team Leader of UBEC from Abuja Prof Onoja Onuche said the main objective of the exercise was to check enrolment of pupils quality of the teachers both non and teaching staff and the learning environment He also said that the state had done well in the past and hoped that it would perform excellent again in the audit exercise NewsSourceCredit NAN
    UBEC audit: Kebbi registers 857,185 pupils, students -SUBEB Chairman
     The Kebbi State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB has so far registered 857 185 pupils and students in Primary and Junior Secondary Schools The Executive Chairman of SUBEB Prof Suleiman Khalid Jega made this known at a stakeholders meeting on the conduct of the National Personnel Audit NPA with Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC team on Monday in Birnin Kebbi Khalid Jega said the exercise is aimed at collecting basic information on schools pupils students and personnel He said the data being collected will assist the country to plan effectively towards expanding access to quality education and promoting gender parity at basic and other levels of education At present 857 185 pupils have been registered in basic schools in the state Out of this 65 per cent 534 584 are in public schools and 35 per cent 302 601 in private schools he said Khalid Jega said out of the figures about one third were taken by the private schools He said that the pupils were enroled in 2 320 private primary schools and 426 in private and public secondary schools Khalid Jega said 350 000 learners were enroled in 5 343 non formal learning centers adding they had 3 912 facilitators He also said that private schools in the state had been good partners in providing quality education Khalid Jega said the private schools had 35 per cent of pupils and 4 141 personnel The aim of the NPA is to provide answers to series of questions on how to move the education sector forward in the state and the country in areas of teaching and learning environment as well as enrolment of girl child What we are doing in the state is to provide quality assurance to our schools and also to the learning environment We want to know are there enough classrooms Are they in good conditions And how many of them are in dilapidated This has to do with all the facilities in the schools and the toilet facilities which could be a determining factor for attending the schools especially for a girl child Not only that how many schools have WASH system that is hand borehole water how many teachers do we have in the schools and how many of them are qualified and what is their level of the qualification The minimum qualification for a teacher now is NCE How many of them are teaching in public and private schools These are the questionnaire for this activity We can t plan without adequate data What they are bringing out now is to update 2018 National Personnel Audit and like I said Kebbi has the most vibrant education management system in Nigeria he said The chairman said that virtually all the information required on its personnel were on its website He said that every information about the children facilities on ground including physical facilities completed and the ongoing projects were all on its website Earlier the Team Leader of UBEC from Abuja Prof Onoja Onuche said the main objective of the exercise was to check enrolment of pupils quality of the teachers both non and teaching staff and the learning environment He also said that the state had done well in the past and hoped that it would perform excellent again in the audit exercise NewsSourceCredit NAN
    UBEC audit: Kebbi registers 857,185 pupils, students -SUBEB Chairman
    Education5 months ago

    UBEC audit: Kebbi registers 857,185 pupils, students -SUBEB Chairman

    The Kebbi State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) has so far registered 857,185 pupils and students  in Primary and Junior Secondary Schools.

    The Executive Chairman of SUBEB Prof.

    Suleiman Khalid-Jega,  made this known at a stakeholders’ meeting on the conduct of the  National Personnel Audit (NPA) with Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) team on Monday in Birnin Kebbi.

    Khalid-Jega said the exercise is aimed at collecting basic information on schools, pupils, students and personnel.

    He said the data being collected will assist the country to plan effectively towards expanding access to quality education and promoting gender parity at basic and other levels of education.

    “At present, 857,185 pupils have been registered in basic schools in the state.

    “Out of this, 65 per cent (534,584) are in public schools and 35 per cent  (302,601) in private schools,” he said.

    Khalid-Jega said out of the figures, about one third were taken by the private schools.

    He said that the pupils were enroled in 2,320 private primary schools and 426 in private and public secondary schools.

    Khalid-Jega said 350,000 learners were enroled in 5,343 non-formal learning centers, adding they had 3,912 facilitators.

    He also said that private schools in the state had been good partners in providing quality education.

    Khalid-Jega said the private schools had 35 per cent of pupils and 4,141 personnel.

    “The aim of the NPA is to provide answers to series of questions on how to move the education sector forward in the state and the country, in areas of teaching and learning environment as well as enrolment of girl-child.

    “What we are doing in the state is to provide quality assurance to our schools and also to the learning environment.

    “We want to know are there enough classrooms?

    Are they in good conditions?

    And how many of them are in dilapidated?

    “This has to do with all the facilities in the schools and the toilet facilities which could be a determining factor for attending the schools, especially for a girl-child.

    “Not only that, how many schools have WASH  system, that is hand borehole, water; how many teachers do we have in the schools and how many of them are qualified and what is their level of the qualification?

    “The minimum qualification for a teacher now is NCE.

    How many of them are teaching in public and private schools?

    These are the questionnaire for this activity.

    We can’t plan without adequate data.

    “What they are bringing out now is to update 2018 National Personnel Audit and like I said, Kebbi has the most vibrant education management system in Nigeria,” he said.

    The chairman said that virtually, all the information required  on its personnel were on its website.

    He said that every information about the children, facilities on ground, including physical facilities, completed and the ongoing projects’ were all on its website.

    Earlier, the Team Leader of UBEC from Abuja, Prof.

    Onoja Onuche, said  the main objective of the exercise was to check enrolment of pupils, quality of the teachers, both non- and teaching staff, and the learning environment.

    He also said that the state had done well in the past and hoped that it would perform excellent again in the audit exercise.

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •   Gov Bello Matawalle of Zamfara on Wednesday inaugurated a 21 man Standing Committee to organise Education Summit in the state Speaking at the inauguration of the committee in Gusau the governor said the summit was aimed at improving education standards in the state Matawalle said the idea of organising the summit was reached through a partnership between the state government and Reading and Numeracy Activity RANA a UNICEF and DFID funded pilot project During our discussion with RANA recently we resolved to organise the summit where all stakeholders would deliberate on issues concerning education standard of the state from primary up to tertiary levels Matawalle said The governor said the committee made up of representatives from MDAs NGOs CSOs among other stakeholders would be chaired by Alhaji Mukhtar Bala the acting Permanent Secretary of the state Ministry of Education According to him the Director Planning of the State Ministry of Education Alhaji Ibrahim Mailalle would serve as the Secretary of the committee The governor who was represented by the state Commissioner for Education Dr Ibrahim Abdullahi said the summit was expected to hold in January 2021 The committee inaugurated today is expected to go and workout how to organise the summit and to make it successful he said Members of this committee are expected to work in line with the recommendations reached by the state government and RANA The Chairman of the Committee Bala promised to work with all members of the committee for the success of the assignment given to them Alhaji Garba Abdullahi the representatives from State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB assured the committee of support from the board toward the success of the assignment Abdullahi thanked the education ministry for initiating various programmes to revive the education sector of the state Edited By Moses Solanke Felix Ajide Source NAN
    Gov. Matawalle inaugurates committee to organise education summit
      Gov Bello Matawalle of Zamfara on Wednesday inaugurated a 21 man Standing Committee to organise Education Summit in the state Speaking at the inauguration of the committee in Gusau the governor said the summit was aimed at improving education standards in the state Matawalle said the idea of organising the summit was reached through a partnership between the state government and Reading and Numeracy Activity RANA a UNICEF and DFID funded pilot project During our discussion with RANA recently we resolved to organise the summit where all stakeholders would deliberate on issues concerning education standard of the state from primary up to tertiary levels Matawalle said The governor said the committee made up of representatives from MDAs NGOs CSOs among other stakeholders would be chaired by Alhaji Mukhtar Bala the acting Permanent Secretary of the state Ministry of Education According to him the Director Planning of the State Ministry of Education Alhaji Ibrahim Mailalle would serve as the Secretary of the committee The governor who was represented by the state Commissioner for Education Dr Ibrahim Abdullahi said the summit was expected to hold in January 2021 The committee inaugurated today is expected to go and workout how to organise the summit and to make it successful he said Members of this committee are expected to work in line with the recommendations reached by the state government and RANA The Chairman of the Committee Bala promised to work with all members of the committee for the success of the assignment given to them Alhaji Garba Abdullahi the representatives from State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB assured the committee of support from the board toward the success of the assignment Abdullahi thanked the education ministry for initiating various programmes to revive the education sector of the state Edited By Moses Solanke Felix Ajide Source NAN
    Gov. Matawalle inaugurates committee to organise education summit
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    Gov. Matawalle inaugurates committee to organise education summit

    Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara on Wednesday inaugurated a 21-man Standing Committee to organise Education Summit in the state.

     Speaking at the inauguration of the committee in Gusau, the governor said the summit was aimed at improving education standards in the state.

     Matawalle said the idea of organising the summit was reached through a partnership between the state government and Reading and Numeracy Activity (RANA), a UNICEF and DFID funded pilot project.

    “During our discussion with RANA recently, we resolved to organise the summit, where all stakeholders would deliberate on issues concerning education standard of the state from primary up to tertiary levels,” Matawalle said.

    The governor said the committee, made up of representatives from MDAs, NGOs, CSOs among other stakeholders, would be chaired by Alhaji Mukhtar Bala, the acting Permanent Secretary of the state Ministry of Education.

    According to him, the Director Planning of the State Ministry of Education, Alhaji Ibrahim Mailalle, would serve as the Secretary of the committee.

    The governor, who was represented by the state Commissioner for Education, Dr Ibrahim Abdullahi, said the summit was expected to hold in January 2021.

    “The committee inaugurated today is expected to go and workout how to organise the summit and to make it successful,” he said.

    Members of this committee are expected to work in line with the recommendations reached by the state government and RANA.

    The Chairman of the Committee, Bala, promised to work with all members of the committee for the success of the assignment given to them.

    Alhaji Garba Abdullahi, the representatives from State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), assured the committee of support from the board toward the success of the assignment.

    Abdullahi thanked the education ministry for initiating various programmes to revive the education sector of the state.


    Edited By: Moses Solanke/Felix Ajide
    Source: NAN 

  •   The United Nations Children s Fund UNICEF and the State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB Katsina State has mobilised 270 000 girl child to enroll in primary schools in the state Mr Michael Banda Education Officer in charge UNICEF Kano Field Office disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on the sideline of a five day workshop organised by in Katsina on Wednesday Banda said the the workshop a Girls Education Project GEP has Katsina Kano Sokoto Zamfara Niger and Bauchi as focal states with each state expected to mobilise one million girls to school GEP Project is an eight year programme it started in 2012 and it will end in 2020 in the mentioned states The objective of the programme is to mobilise and promote access to quality learning for all Girl Child in the focal states GEP is a project managed by UNICEF funded by Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office FCDO I am impressed with what I have seen on ground in Katsina state with the mobilisation of 270 000 Girl Child to schools Banda said Hajiya Zainab Kaita acting Director Planning and Statistics PRS SUBEB Katsina state told NAN that they had been working round the clock to meet the target in their collaboration for the enrolment of the girl child into schools The number of girl child and that of the boys in most of our schools is now almost the same Kaita said NAN reports that the workshop is organised for 59 Head Teachers across the state to enable them develop the required skills and knowledge of management of education Edited By Moses Solanke Source NAN
    UNICEF/SUBEB mobilise 270,000 girl-child to schools in Katsina state
      The United Nations Children s Fund UNICEF and the State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB Katsina State has mobilised 270 000 girl child to enroll in primary schools in the state Mr Michael Banda Education Officer in charge UNICEF Kano Field Office disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on the sideline of a five day workshop organised by in Katsina on Wednesday Banda said the the workshop a Girls Education Project GEP has Katsina Kano Sokoto Zamfara Niger and Bauchi as focal states with each state expected to mobilise one million girls to school GEP Project is an eight year programme it started in 2012 and it will end in 2020 in the mentioned states The objective of the programme is to mobilise and promote access to quality learning for all Girl Child in the focal states GEP is a project managed by UNICEF funded by Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office FCDO I am impressed with what I have seen on ground in Katsina state with the mobilisation of 270 000 Girl Child to schools Banda said Hajiya Zainab Kaita acting Director Planning and Statistics PRS SUBEB Katsina state told NAN that they had been working round the clock to meet the target in their collaboration for the enrolment of the girl child into schools The number of girl child and that of the boys in most of our schools is now almost the same Kaita said NAN reports that the workshop is organised for 59 Head Teachers across the state to enable them develop the required skills and knowledge of management of education Edited By Moses Solanke Source NAN
    UNICEF/SUBEB mobilise 270,000 girl-child to schools in Katsina state
    Education2 years ago

    UNICEF/SUBEB mobilise 270,000 girl-child to schools in Katsina state

    The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Katsina State, has mobilised 270,000 girl-child to enroll in primary schools in the state.

    Mr Michael Banda, Education Officer-in-charge, UNICEF, Kano Field Office, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on the sideline of a five-day workshop, organised by in Katsina on Wednesday.

    Banda said the the workshop, a Girls Education Project (GEP), has Katsina, Kano, Sokoto, Zamfara, Niger and Bauchi as focal states, with each state expected to mobilise one million girls to school.

    GEP Project is an eight-year programme; it started in 2012 and it will end in 2020 in the mentioned states.

    “The objective of the programme is to mobilise and promote access to quality learning for all Girl-Child in the focal states.

    GEP is a project managed by UNICEF, funded by Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).

    “I am impressed with what I have seen on ground in Katsina state with the mobilisation of 270, 000 Girl-Child to schools,” Banda said.

    Hajiya Zainab Kaita, acting Director, Planning and Statistics (PRS), SUBEB, Katsina state, told NAN that they had been working round the clock to meet the target in their collaboration for the enrolment of the girl-child into schools

    “The number of girl-child and that of the boys in most of our schools is now almost the same,” Kaita said.

    NAN reports that the workshop is organised for 59 Head Teachers across the state to enable them develop the required skills and knowledge of management of education.


    Edited By: Moses Solanke
    Source: NAN

  •  Zamfara Government has promoted over 6 000 teachers as part of efforts to boost teaching and learning the Executive Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB Alhaji Abubakar Maradun has said Maradun told the News Agency of Nigeria in Gusau on Monday that the teachers had spent over 10 years without promotion The chairman said that the teachers were promoted based on the instructions of Gov Bello Matawalle and were all paid their accumulated promotion arrears Maradun also said that the state government had from May 2019 to date constructed and renovated over 1 000 new classrooms offices and toilets in schools across the state When Governor Matawalle assumed office he promised to give priority to education infact he declared state of emergency on the education sector Matawalle expressed concern on the number of out of school children in the state and adopted measures to improve the standard of education in the state This administration inherited debt of multi billion naira counterpart funding from the past dministeation Few months after his inauguration Governor Matawalle paid the counterparts funding for 2017 and 2018 grants to the federal government In 2019 we paid N2 5 billion for 2017 and 2018 and we got a grant of N5 5 billion As I am speaking to you we have paid our 2019 and 2020 counterpart funding Zamfara is at now among the only four states in the country that paid for the 2020 grant he added The SUBEB chairman explained that the grants received from the federal government helped the state to achieve a lot in the provision of teaching and learning facilities in Primary and Junior Secondary Schools across the state Maradun commended the foresight of the governor and his political will to transform the education sector in the state Edited By Maharazu Ahmed Source NAN
    Zamfara Govt. promotes 6,000 teachers, provides 1,000 classrooms
     Zamfara Government has promoted over 6 000 teachers as part of efforts to boost teaching and learning the Executive Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB Alhaji Abubakar Maradun has said Maradun told the News Agency of Nigeria in Gusau on Monday that the teachers had spent over 10 years without promotion The chairman said that the teachers were promoted based on the instructions of Gov Bello Matawalle and were all paid their accumulated promotion arrears Maradun also said that the state government had from May 2019 to date constructed and renovated over 1 000 new classrooms offices and toilets in schools across the state When Governor Matawalle assumed office he promised to give priority to education infact he declared state of emergency on the education sector Matawalle expressed concern on the number of out of school children in the state and adopted measures to improve the standard of education in the state This administration inherited debt of multi billion naira counterpart funding from the past dministeation Few months after his inauguration Governor Matawalle paid the counterparts funding for 2017 and 2018 grants to the federal government In 2019 we paid N2 5 billion for 2017 and 2018 and we got a grant of N5 5 billion As I am speaking to you we have paid our 2019 and 2020 counterpart funding Zamfara is at now among the only four states in the country that paid for the 2020 grant he added The SUBEB chairman explained that the grants received from the federal government helped the state to achieve a lot in the provision of teaching and learning facilities in Primary and Junior Secondary Schools across the state Maradun commended the foresight of the governor and his political will to transform the education sector in the state Edited By Maharazu Ahmed Source NAN
    Zamfara Govt. promotes 6,000 teachers, provides 1,000 classrooms
    Education2 years ago

    Zamfara Govt. promotes 6,000 teachers, provides 1,000 classrooms

    Zamfara Government has promoted over 6, 000 teachers as part of efforts to boost teaching and learning, the Executive Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Alhaji Abubakar Maradun, has said.

    Maradun told the News Agency of Nigeria in Gusau on Monday, that the teachers had spent over 10 years without promotion.

    The chairman said that the teachers were promoted based on the instructions of Gov. Bello Matawalle, and were all paid their accumulated promotion arrears.

    Maradun also said that the state government, had from May 2019 to date, constructed and renovated over 1,000 new classrooms, offices and toilets in schools across the state

    “When Governor Matawalle assumed office, he promised to give priority to education, infact he declared state of emergency on the education sector.

    “Matawalle expressed concern on the number of out-of-school children in the state, and adopted measures to improve the standard of education in the state.

    “This administration inherited debt of multi billion naira counterpart funding from the past dministeation.

    “Few months after his inauguration, Governor Matawalle paid the counterparts funding for 2017 and 2018 grants to the federal government.

    “In 2019 we paid N2.5 billion for 2017 and 2018, and we got a grant of N5.5 billion.

    “As I am speaking to you, we have paid our 2019 and 2020 counterpart funding. Zamfara is at now among the only four states in the country that paid for the 2020 grant”, he added.

    The SUBEB chairman explained that the grants received from the federal government helped the state to achieve a lot in the provision of teaching and learning facilities in Primary and Junior  Secondary Schools across the state.

    Maradun commended the foresight of the governor and his political will to transform the education sector in the state.


    Edited By: Maharazu Ahmed
    Source: NAN

  •  Dr Fabong Yildam Director General of Plateau State Contributory HealthCare Management Agency PLASCHEMA said no child would be enrolled in Plateau Schools without evidence of enrollment into the state Social Health Insurance Scheme Yildam stated this on Friday in Jos at a sensitisation and town hall meeting on the state social health insurance scheme organised by the agency for the private sector and the informal sector He said that registration of a child above 5 years of age was mandatory and that the directive would be enforced using the health card as a criterion for the enrollment process He said that the organisation had paid a courtesy visit to the Executive Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB in preparations for full implementation of the directive The director general said that children under 5 years were among the vulnerable group in the equity plans others included pregnant women Internally Displaced Persons People With Disabilities and People with mental disability excluding those who engage in substance abuse News Agency of Nigeria reports that the scheme has four plans comprising equity plan formal sector informal sector and private sector plans It is expected that after five years of age these children are in school and with the collaboration of SUBEB here in Plateau no child will be enrolled into any school without presenting our card Health insurance If that child is covered under his parents then we will have to have a photocopy of his father s identify card and follow through the facility which that child accesses health care without which no child will be enrolled into school But we are giving a window of two years starting from Sept 15 2019 to 2021 and from Sept 16 2021 every child that is below five years of age must have a card that is duly registered with us before being taken in to school he said He said the directive covered both children in the private or public schools saying the enrollment of all Plateau residents would be in clusters either in association groups or in communities Yildam explained that it was easier to manage enrollment in clusters which gave a sense of inclusiveness saying individuals not belonging to such groups could register through the private sector He said enrollees had the right to choose their facility saying the agency had a list of accredited health providers that had met the minimum criteria of the agencyThe PLASCHEMA boss said enrollment of the scheme which was officially launched in September by Gov Lalong was ongoing and that advocacy was continuous and critical for people to get enlightened on the Scheme hence the need for the town hall meetings He said that enrollees had a waiting period of 30 to 45 days before they would start accessing the insurance services He explained that a special system had been developed using customised tablets and hand held devices to work where there was internet or no internet services The target of the insurance scheme is to reach 20 per cent of the entire population in Plateau through advocacy in three months To enroll the vulnerable starting with 325 Primary Health Centres he said In her remarks the Deputy Director Corporate of Nigeria Employers Consultative Association NECA urged transparent application of uniform standard in the implementation of the scheme She commended PLASCHEMA for the meeting saying it was necessary to ensure public awareness thus the success of the scheme She said NECA was committed to safeguard and defend the interest of employees and business in legal and legitimate means while championing progress of local economic and commercial issues affecting business A participant of the meeting Mrs Rahila Hamza the Secretary of All Farmers Association of Nigeria Plateau chapter said that it was a good initiative and she would enlighten her members on provisions of the scheme Edited By Abiodun Oluleye and Abdullahi Yusuf Source NAN
    Health Insurance: No Child will be enrolled in School without Health Cards in Plateau-PLASCHEMA
     Dr Fabong Yildam Director General of Plateau State Contributory HealthCare Management Agency PLASCHEMA said no child would be enrolled in Plateau Schools without evidence of enrollment into the state Social Health Insurance Scheme Yildam stated this on Friday in Jos at a sensitisation and town hall meeting on the state social health insurance scheme organised by the agency for the private sector and the informal sector He said that registration of a child above 5 years of age was mandatory and that the directive would be enforced using the health card as a criterion for the enrollment process He said that the organisation had paid a courtesy visit to the Executive Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB in preparations for full implementation of the directive The director general said that children under 5 years were among the vulnerable group in the equity plans others included pregnant women Internally Displaced Persons People With Disabilities and People with mental disability excluding those who engage in substance abuse News Agency of Nigeria reports that the scheme has four plans comprising equity plan formal sector informal sector and private sector plans It is expected that after five years of age these children are in school and with the collaboration of SUBEB here in Plateau no child will be enrolled into any school without presenting our card Health insurance If that child is covered under his parents then we will have to have a photocopy of his father s identify card and follow through the facility which that child accesses health care without which no child will be enrolled into school But we are giving a window of two years starting from Sept 15 2019 to 2021 and from Sept 16 2021 every child that is below five years of age must have a card that is duly registered with us before being taken in to school he said He said the directive covered both children in the private or public schools saying the enrollment of all Plateau residents would be in clusters either in association groups or in communities Yildam explained that it was easier to manage enrollment in clusters which gave a sense of inclusiveness saying individuals not belonging to such groups could register through the private sector He said enrollees had the right to choose their facility saying the agency had a list of accredited health providers that had met the minimum criteria of the agencyThe PLASCHEMA boss said enrollment of the scheme which was officially launched in September by Gov Lalong was ongoing and that advocacy was continuous and critical for people to get enlightened on the Scheme hence the need for the town hall meetings He said that enrollees had a waiting period of 30 to 45 days before they would start accessing the insurance services He explained that a special system had been developed using customised tablets and hand held devices to work where there was internet or no internet services The target of the insurance scheme is to reach 20 per cent of the entire population in Plateau through advocacy in three months To enroll the vulnerable starting with 325 Primary Health Centres he said In her remarks the Deputy Director Corporate of Nigeria Employers Consultative Association NECA urged transparent application of uniform standard in the implementation of the scheme She commended PLASCHEMA for the meeting saying it was necessary to ensure public awareness thus the success of the scheme She said NECA was committed to safeguard and defend the interest of employees and business in legal and legitimate means while championing progress of local economic and commercial issues affecting business A participant of the meeting Mrs Rahila Hamza the Secretary of All Farmers Association of Nigeria Plateau chapter said that it was a good initiative and she would enlighten her members on provisions of the scheme Edited By Abiodun Oluleye and Abdullahi Yusuf Source NAN
    Health Insurance: No Child will be enrolled in School without Health Cards in Plateau-PLASCHEMA
    Health2 years ago

    Health Insurance: No Child will be enrolled in School without Health Cards in Plateau-PLASCHEMA

    Dr Fabong Yildam, Director-General of Plateau State Contributory HealthCare Management Agency (PLASCHEMA), said no child would be enrolled in Plateau Schools without evidence of enrollment into the state Social Health Insurance Scheme.

    Yildam stated this on Friday in Jos at a sensitisation and town hall meeting on the state social health insurance scheme, organised by the agency for the private sector and the informal sector.

    He said that registration of a child above 5 years of age was mandatory, and that the directive would be enforced using the health card as a criterion for the enrollment process.

    He said that the organisation had paid a courtesy visit to the Executive Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), in preparations for full implementation of the directive.

    The director-general said that children under 5 years were among the vulnerable group in the equity plans; others included pregnant women, Internally Displaced Persons, People With Disabilities and People with mental disability (excluding those who engage in substance abuse).

    News Agency of Nigeria reports that the scheme has four plans comprising equity plan, formal sector, informal sector and private sector plans .

    “It is expected that after five years of age, these children are in school, and with the collaboration of SUBEB here in Plateau,  no child will be enrolled into any school without presenting our card (Health insurance).

    “If that child is covered under his parents, then we will have to have a photocopy of his father’s identify card and follow through the facility which that child accesses health care, without which no child will be enrolled into school

    “But we are giving a window of two years starting from Sept. 15, 2019 to 2021, and from Sept. 16, 2021, every child that is below five years of age must have a card that is duly registered with us before being taken in to school,” he said.

    He said the directive covered both children in the private or public schools, saying the enrollment of all Plateau residents would be in clusters, either in association, groups or in communities.

    Yildam explained that it was easier to manage enrollment in clusters which gave a sense of inclusiveness, saying individuals not belonging to such groups could register through the private sector.

    He said enrollees had the right to choose their facility, saying the agency had a list of accredited health providers that had met the minimum criteria of the agency

    The PLASCHEMA boss said enrollment of the scheme which was officially launched in September by Gov. Lalong was ongoing, and that advocacy was continuous and critical for people to get enlightened on the Scheme,hence the need for the town hall meetings.

    He said that enrollees had a waiting period of 30 to 45 days before they would start accessing the insurance services.

    He explained that a special system had been developed using customised tablets and hand held devices to work where there was internet or no internet services.

    “The target of the insurance scheme is to reach 20 per cent of the entire population in Plateau through advocacy in three months.

    “To enroll the vulnerable starting with 325 Primary Health Centres,” he said.

    In her remarks, the Deputy Director, Corporate of Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA), urged transparent application of uniform standard in the implementation of the scheme.

    She commended PLASCHEMA for the meeting, saying it was necessary to ensure public awareness, thus the success of the scheme.

    She said NECA was committed to safeguard and defend the interest of employees and business, in legal and legitimate means, while championing progress of local economic and commercial issues affecting business.

    A participant of the meeting, Mrs Rahila Hamza, the Secretary of All Farmers Association of Nigeria , Plateau chapter, said that it was a good initiative and she would enlighten her members on provisions of the scheme.


    Edited By: Abiodun Oluleye and Abdullahi Yusuf
    Source: NAN

  •  Gov Babagana Zulum of Borno on Tuesday approved the recruitment of 776 new teachers to enhance quality education delivery in public schools across the state The Governor made this known shortly after meeting with the officials of the state Ministry of Higher Education and the State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB at the Government House in Maiduguri Zulum who said that the teachers should resume work by Nov 1st added that approval would be granted to recruit more qualified teachers immediately after the completion of the biometric verification exercise in the state The governor also said that the State Executive Council has resolved to extend retirement age for teachers in tertiary institutions adding that a bill has already been sent to the state assembly to that effect Zulum directed the ministry to recruit more science teachers on ad hoc basis to bridge existing gaps The governor reiterated the readiness of his administration to reclaim the lost glory in the educational sector Edited By Remi Koleoso Maharazu Ahmed Source NAN
    Gov. Zulum approves recruitment of 776 new teachers
     Gov Babagana Zulum of Borno on Tuesday approved the recruitment of 776 new teachers to enhance quality education delivery in public schools across the state The Governor made this known shortly after meeting with the officials of the state Ministry of Higher Education and the State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB at the Government House in Maiduguri Zulum who said that the teachers should resume work by Nov 1st added that approval would be granted to recruit more qualified teachers immediately after the completion of the biometric verification exercise in the state The governor also said that the State Executive Council has resolved to extend retirement age for teachers in tertiary institutions adding that a bill has already been sent to the state assembly to that effect Zulum directed the ministry to recruit more science teachers on ad hoc basis to bridge existing gaps The governor reiterated the readiness of his administration to reclaim the lost glory in the educational sector Edited By Remi Koleoso Maharazu Ahmed Source NAN
    Gov. Zulum approves recruitment of 776 new teachers
    Defence/Security2 years ago

    Gov. Zulum approves recruitment of 776 new teachers

    Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno on Tuesday, approved the recruitment of 776 new teachers to enhance quality education delivery in public schools across the state.

    The Governor made this known shortly after meeting with the officials of the state Ministry of Higher Education and the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), at the Government House in Maiduguri.

    Zulum, who said that the teachers should resume work by  Nov. 1st, added that approval would be granted to recruit more qualified teachers immediately after the completion of the biometric verification exercise in the state.

    The governor also said that the State Executive Council has resolved to extend retirement age for teachers in tertiary institutions, adding that a bill has already been sent to the state assembly to that effect.

    Zulum directed the ministry to recruit more science teachers on ad hoc basis to bridge existing gaps.

    The governor reiterated the readiness of his administration to reclaim the lost glory in the educational sector.


    Edited By: Remi Koleoso/Maharazu Ahmed
    Source: NAN

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