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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    According to him, the team has since returned home.


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  •  Heads of secondary schools in Kwara have commended Gov AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq achievement in turning around learning environment and improving teachers welfare in the state The principals made the commendation in Ilorin on Wednesday during an open engagement with AbdulRazaq at the Goverment House to feel their pulse on government s focus on basic education This is contained in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor Mr Rafiu Ajakaye The statement quoted that over 300 school principals across the 16 local government areas of the state attended the meeting along with some key stakeholders from across the education sector in the state The teachers commended the introduction of KwaraLEARN which they said was truly impactful adding that the administration s interventions have been spread across all parts of the state in a way never seen before The teachers who acknowledged the improvements in their wages and teaching environment however called on the governor to consider restoring boarding facilities which died a few years ago They also appealed to AbdulRazaq to end the pay disparities between teachers in basic classes and their senior secondary school counterparts which he inherited The Principal of Ilorin Grammar School Hajia Muslimat Abdullahi said the school was one of the schools which benefited from comprehensive renovation of schools under AbdulRazaq s administration Our school benefitted from not just a few renovations but total renovation of the school I also want to express our gratitude to you for the sense of humility and commitment to the welfare of the teachers and students she said The Principal of Community Junior Secondary School Ipetu Igbomina in Irepodun Local Government Area Mr Babatunde Adegboyega said the administration has given a befitting facelift to schools while doing its best to promote welfare I want to appreciate your good gesture for the promotion implemented the welfare packages on salaries as well as changing the facelift of schools through renovation Adegboyega said The Principal of Queen Elizabeth Senior Secondary School Ilorin Mrs Sidikat Taye Lawal also commended AbdulRazaq for his prompt interventions on issues affecting the school On behalf of the old students of Queen Elizabeth School of which I am one of them thank you for transforming Queen Elizabeth School to a modern secondary school through the road network We want to appreciate you again for your care and love for the students on exchange programme because I remember last year I was in Minna Niger State for the Conference of Principals of Exchange Schools and Kwara State was ranked the best in the programme she said Mr Umar Abubakar the Principal of Senior Secondary School Kanko Shonga District in Edu Local Government Area said the trajectory of basic education has changed for good since the governor came on board Malam Balla Sa ad another principal from Islamiyah College Patigi described AbdulRazaq as a workaholic governor who has committed so much resources to improve basic education Sa ad however called for the recruitment of more science and languages teachers as well as non teaching staff provision of more textbooks in core subjects in service training for teachers and improved security network of schools ThevPermanent Secretary Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development Mrs Mary Adeosun said the governor has been exemplary in his commitment to education which she said mirrors his passion for the future of the state On his part the Chairman of SUBEB Prof Shehu Adaramaja described the interactive session as historic in the state He said the challenges faced by teachers would be resolved but called for patience and understanding of the teachers Adaramaja also said pending promotion arrears would soon be implemented recalling that the administration had similarly fixed some of the promotion arrears it inherited without any political colouration The SUBEB boss said training and retraining of teachers has been paramount to the administration especially with the renewed cordial relationship between UBEC and SUBEB Responding AbdulRazaq acknowledged all the issues raised by the teachers and said his administration remain committed to total revolution of the education sector for Kwara to reclaim its place in Nigeria We have introduced KwaraLEARN programme and I thank you all for embracing the programme That s one of the paths to bringing Kwara back on top in Northern Nigeria and the rest of the country The investment the government and you are making today may not show immediately but it is something that will speak for all of us later in the future I have listened carefully to all the issues of promotions leave bonuses uniforms in schools non academic staff employment textbooks harmonisation between TESCOM and SUBEB salary in service trainings seminars security in schools unity schools and exchange students within the state Equipping laboratories in our schools Water Sanitation and Hygiene WASH facilities in schools backlog of salaries girl child education encroachment of school properties and building of shops in front of schools These are part of the issues raised today and we will dissect them and take them one after the other the governor assured NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Principals laud AbdulRazaq education revolution
     Heads of secondary schools in Kwara have commended Gov AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq achievement in turning around learning environment and improving teachers welfare in the state The principals made the commendation in Ilorin on Wednesday during an open engagement with AbdulRazaq at the Goverment House to feel their pulse on government s focus on basic education This is contained in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor Mr Rafiu Ajakaye The statement quoted that over 300 school principals across the 16 local government areas of the state attended the meeting along with some key stakeholders from across the education sector in the state The teachers commended the introduction of KwaraLEARN which they said was truly impactful adding that the administration s interventions have been spread across all parts of the state in a way never seen before The teachers who acknowledged the improvements in their wages and teaching environment however called on the governor to consider restoring boarding facilities which died a few years ago They also appealed to AbdulRazaq to end the pay disparities between teachers in basic classes and their senior secondary school counterparts which he inherited The Principal of Ilorin Grammar School Hajia Muslimat Abdullahi said the school was one of the schools which benefited from comprehensive renovation of schools under AbdulRazaq s administration Our school benefitted from not just a few renovations but total renovation of the school I also want to express our gratitude to you for the sense of humility and commitment to the welfare of the teachers and students she said The Principal of Community Junior Secondary School Ipetu Igbomina in Irepodun Local Government Area Mr Babatunde Adegboyega said the administration has given a befitting facelift to schools while doing its best to promote welfare I want to appreciate your good gesture for the promotion implemented the welfare packages on salaries as well as changing the facelift of schools through renovation Adegboyega said The Principal of Queen Elizabeth Senior Secondary School Ilorin Mrs Sidikat Taye Lawal also commended AbdulRazaq for his prompt interventions on issues affecting the school On behalf of the old students of Queen Elizabeth School of which I am one of them thank you for transforming Queen Elizabeth School to a modern secondary school through the road network We want to appreciate you again for your care and love for the students on exchange programme because I remember last year I was in Minna Niger State for the Conference of Principals of Exchange Schools and Kwara State was ranked the best in the programme she said Mr Umar Abubakar the Principal of Senior Secondary School Kanko Shonga District in Edu Local Government Area said the trajectory of basic education has changed for good since the governor came on board Malam Balla Sa ad another principal from Islamiyah College Patigi described AbdulRazaq as a workaholic governor who has committed so much resources to improve basic education Sa ad however called for the recruitment of more science and languages teachers as well as non teaching staff provision of more textbooks in core subjects in service training for teachers and improved security network of schools ThevPermanent Secretary Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development Mrs Mary Adeosun said the governor has been exemplary in his commitment to education which she said mirrors his passion for the future of the state On his part the Chairman of SUBEB Prof Shehu Adaramaja described the interactive session as historic in the state He said the challenges faced by teachers would be resolved but called for patience and understanding of the teachers Adaramaja also said pending promotion arrears would soon be implemented recalling that the administration had similarly fixed some of the promotion arrears it inherited without any political colouration The SUBEB boss said training and retraining of teachers has been paramount to the administration especially with the renewed cordial relationship between UBEC and SUBEB Responding AbdulRazaq acknowledged all the issues raised by the teachers and said his administration remain committed to total revolution of the education sector for Kwara to reclaim its place in Nigeria We have introduced KwaraLEARN programme and I thank you all for embracing the programme That s one of the paths to bringing Kwara back on top in Northern Nigeria and the rest of the country The investment the government and you are making today may not show immediately but it is something that will speak for all of us later in the future I have listened carefully to all the issues of promotions leave bonuses uniforms in schools non academic staff employment textbooks harmonisation between TESCOM and SUBEB salary in service trainings seminars security in schools unity schools and exchange students within the state Equipping laboratories in our schools Water Sanitation and Hygiene WASH facilities in schools backlog of salaries girl child education encroachment of school properties and building of shops in front of schools These are part of the issues raised today and we will dissect them and take them one after the other the governor assured NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Principals laud AbdulRazaq education revolution
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    Principals laud AbdulRazaq education revolution

    Heads of secondary schools in Kwara have commended Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq achievement in turning around learning environment and improving teachers welfare in the state.

    The principals made the commendation in Ilorin on Wednesday during an open engagement with AbdulRazaq at the Goverment House to feel their pulse on government’s focus on basic education.

    This is contained in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Rafiu Ajakaye.

    The statement quoted that over 300 school principals across the 16 local government areas of the state attended the meeting along with some key stakeholders from across the education sector in the state.

    The teachers commended the introduction of KwaraLEARN which, they said, was truly impactful, adding that the administration’s interventions have been spread across all parts of the state in a way never seen before.

    The teachers, who acknowledged the improvements in their wages and teaching environment, however called on the governor to consider restoring boarding facilities which died a few years ago.

    They also appealed to AbdulRazaq to end the pay disparities between teachers in basic classes and their senior secondary school counterparts which he inherited.

    The Principal of Ilorin Grammar School, Hajia Muslimat Abdullahi, said the school was one of the schools which benefited from comprehensive renovation of schools under AbdulRazaq’s administration.

    “Our school benefitted from not just a few renovations but total renovation of the school.

    I also want to express our gratitude to you for the sense of humility and commitment to the welfare of the teachers and students,” she said.

    The Principal of Community Junior Secondary School, Ipetu-Igbomina in Irepodun Local Government Area, Mr Babatunde Adegboyega, said the administration has given a befitting facelift to schools while doing its best to promote welfare.

    “I want to appreciate your good gesture for the promotion implemented, the welfare packages on salaries as well as changing the facelift of schools through renovation,” Adegboyega said.

    The Principal of Queen Elizabeth Senior Secondary School Ilorin, Mrs Sidikat Taye-Lawal, also commended AbdulRazaq for his prompt interventions on issues affecting the school.

    “On behalf of the old students of Queen Elizabeth School of which I am one of them, thank you for transforming Queen Elizabeth School to a modern secondary school through the road network.

    ” We want to appreciate you again for your care and love for the students on exchange programme because I remember last year I was in Minna, Niger State, for the Conference of Principals of Exchange Schools and Kwara State was ranked the best in the programme,” she said.

    Mr Umar Abubakar, the Principal of Senior Secondary School Kanko, Shonga District in Edu Local Government Area, said the trajectory of basic education has changed for good since the governor came on board.

    Malam Balla Sa’ad, another principal from Islamiyah College, Patigi, described AbdulRazaq as a workaholic governor who has committed so much resources to improve basic education.

    Sa’ad however called for the recruitment of more science and languages teachers as well as non-teaching staff, provision of more textbooks in core subjects, in-service training for teachers and improved security network of schools.

    ThevPermanent Secretary, Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, Mrs Mary Adeosun, said the governor has been exemplary in his commitment to education which, she said, mirrors his passion for the future of the state.

    On his part, the Chairman of SUBEB, Prof. Shehu Adaramaja, described the interactive session as historic in the state.

    He said the challenges faced by teachers would be resolved, but called for patience and understanding of the teachers.

    Adaramaja also said pending promotion arrears would soon be implemented, recalling that the administration had similarly fixed some of the promotion arrears it inherited without any political colouration.

    The SUBEB boss said training and retraining of teachers has been paramount to the administration, especially with the renewed cordial relationship between UBEC and SUBEB.

    Responding, AbdulRazaq acknowledged all the issues raised by the teachers and said his administration remain committed to total revolution of the education sector for Kwara to reclaim its place in Nigeria.

    “We have introduced KwaraLEARN programme and I thank you all for embracing the programme.

    That’s one of the paths to bringing Kwara back on top in Northern Nigeria and the rest of the country.

    “The investment the government and you are making today may not show immediately but it is something that will speak for all of us later in the future.

    “I have listened carefully to all the issues of promotions, leave bonuses, uniforms in schools, non-academic staff employment, textbooks, harmonisation between TESCOM and SUBEB salary, in-service trainings, seminars, security in schools, unity schools and exchange students within the state.

    “Equipping laboratories in our schools, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) facilities in schools, backlog of salaries, girl-child education, encroachment of school properties and building of shops in front of schools.

    “These are part of the issues raised today and we will dissect them and take them one after the other,” the governor assured.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The House of Representatives Ad hoc Committee on Basic Education has lauded the Kwara Government for the efficient use of basic education grants to the state The Chairman of the committee Prof Julius Ihonvbere gave the commendation on Tuesday in Ilorin at the end of a two day oversight visit to Kwara to inspect the completed and ongoing UBEC SUBEB projects Ihonvbere who was in the company of other members of the committee said what we we have seen so far in Kwara is of high quality and satisfactory There is evidence of focus and commitment and a clear interest in promoting basic education and empowering our children to survive in an increasingly complex technology driven global system I think the best way to appreciate what is going on is to have the proper understanding of how it used to be and we ve seen a lot in Kwara It is not always that we find a leadership like Gov Abdulrahman AbdulRazaq that understands basic education and its value to national growth and development If the basics that is the foundation is contaminated and corrupted what it produces can never promote peace stability growth and development anywhere in the world that is why basic education is very critical he said The committee chairman added that states found to have diverted the UBEC grants would be sanctioned while those that utilised them effectively would be rewarded There are states that have collected marching grants from UBEC and have not deployed them to basic education A few of the states have jettisoned the action plans of UBEC they are doing something else with the money while some have done wishy washy works There are penalties for states where UBEC allocated critical infrastructure to some state governments but are abandoned We are amending the UBEC Act so that UBEC can retrieve such facilities and put them to public use Secondly we are looking at ways to compel compliance with the law of the land a situation whereby states that have not accessed the marching grant or have accessed it but used it wrongly will face some penalties At the level of the committee the National Assembly and the UBEC states that utilized UBEC grants perfectly like Kwara will get additional support as a reward so that it will encourage them to do more Ihonvbere added Also speaking the Chairman Kwara SUBEB Prof Sheu Adaramaja said the school projects covered renovation construction and comprehensive remodelling of various structures across at least 605 public schools in the state including provision of furniture public toilets and water facilities He said the turnaround of the education sector under Governor AbdulRazaq had led to increase in students enrolment He decried how hundreds of classrooms were left dilapidated under the previous administrations The situation before was so pathetic that nobody wanted to put their children in public schools But the story is different now Enrolment of pupils into government owned schools has now increased Adaramaja said The News Agency of Nigeria reports that some of the schools the committee visited included Ogele LGEA Primary School Ogele Otte LGEA Primary School Otte Oja both in Asa Local Government area and Sheikh Alimi Junior Secondary School Ilorin West Other schools visited were Amoyo Junior Secondary School Ifelodun Gaa Akanbi Junior Secondary School Ilorin South Shao LGEA Primary School Shao Moro and Adeta UBEC Model Smart School in Ilorin West local government of the State NAN also reports that some of the members of the committee on the oversight visit were Mayowa Akinfolarin Bashir Dawudu Oluyemi Taiwo Mufutau Egberongbe and Ganiyu Olododo Others included Sylvester Ogbaga Usman Abdullahi Peter Owolasi and Bukola Oyewo UBEC was represented during the tour by Dr Jimmy Equensen and Mr Yissa Yakubu NAN reports that on Nov 5 2020 Kwara received N7 1 million grants from the UBEC the first time since 2013 when the state was blacklisted from the national scheme The governor s Chief Press Secretary Mr Rafiu Ajakaye made this known in Ilorin on Thursday According to him the development represents a historic feat for Gov Abdulrazaq who has spent the last one year working to reposition basic education in the state beginning with the payment of N450m diverted funds which had brought Kwara under the hammer of the UBEC NAN NewsSourceCredit NAN
    House of Reps committee lauds Kwara Govt on UBEC grant utilisation
     The House of Representatives Ad hoc Committee on Basic Education has lauded the Kwara Government for the efficient use of basic education grants to the state The Chairman of the committee Prof Julius Ihonvbere gave the commendation on Tuesday in Ilorin at the end of a two day oversight visit to Kwara to inspect the completed and ongoing UBEC SUBEB projects Ihonvbere who was in the company of other members of the committee said what we we have seen so far in Kwara is of high quality and satisfactory There is evidence of focus and commitment and a clear interest in promoting basic education and empowering our children to survive in an increasingly complex technology driven global system I think the best way to appreciate what is going on is to have the proper understanding of how it used to be and we ve seen a lot in Kwara It is not always that we find a leadership like Gov Abdulrahman AbdulRazaq that understands basic education and its value to national growth and development If the basics that is the foundation is contaminated and corrupted what it produces can never promote peace stability growth and development anywhere in the world that is why basic education is very critical he said The committee chairman added that states found to have diverted the UBEC grants would be sanctioned while those that utilised them effectively would be rewarded There are states that have collected marching grants from UBEC and have not deployed them to basic education A few of the states have jettisoned the action plans of UBEC they are doing something else with the money while some have done wishy washy works There are penalties for states where UBEC allocated critical infrastructure to some state governments but are abandoned We are amending the UBEC Act so that UBEC can retrieve such facilities and put them to public use Secondly we are looking at ways to compel compliance with the law of the land a situation whereby states that have not accessed the marching grant or have accessed it but used it wrongly will face some penalties At the level of the committee the National Assembly and the UBEC states that utilized UBEC grants perfectly like Kwara will get additional support as a reward so that it will encourage them to do more Ihonvbere added Also speaking the Chairman Kwara SUBEB Prof Sheu Adaramaja said the school projects covered renovation construction and comprehensive remodelling of various structures across at least 605 public schools in the state including provision of furniture public toilets and water facilities He said the turnaround of the education sector under Governor AbdulRazaq had led to increase in students enrolment He decried how hundreds of classrooms were left dilapidated under the previous administrations The situation before was so pathetic that nobody wanted to put their children in public schools But the story is different now Enrolment of pupils into government owned schools has now increased Adaramaja said The News Agency of Nigeria reports that some of the schools the committee visited included Ogele LGEA Primary School Ogele Otte LGEA Primary School Otte Oja both in Asa Local Government area and Sheikh Alimi Junior Secondary School Ilorin West Other schools visited were Amoyo Junior Secondary School Ifelodun Gaa Akanbi Junior Secondary School Ilorin South Shao LGEA Primary School Shao Moro and Adeta UBEC Model Smart School in Ilorin West local government of the State NAN also reports that some of the members of the committee on the oversight visit were Mayowa Akinfolarin Bashir Dawudu Oluyemi Taiwo Mufutau Egberongbe and Ganiyu Olododo Others included Sylvester Ogbaga Usman Abdullahi Peter Owolasi and Bukola Oyewo UBEC was represented during the tour by Dr Jimmy Equensen and Mr Yissa Yakubu NAN reports that on Nov 5 2020 Kwara received N7 1 million grants from the UBEC the first time since 2013 when the state was blacklisted from the national scheme The governor s Chief Press Secretary Mr Rafiu Ajakaye made this known in Ilorin on Thursday According to him the development represents a historic feat for Gov Abdulrazaq who has spent the last one year working to reposition basic education in the state beginning with the payment of N450m diverted funds which had brought Kwara under the hammer of the UBEC NAN NewsSourceCredit NAN
    House of Reps committee lauds Kwara Govt on UBEC grant utilisation
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    House of Reps committee lauds Kwara Govt on UBEC grant utilisation

    The House of Representatives Ad hoc Committee on Basic Education  has lauded the Kwara Government for the efficient use of basic education grants to the state.

    The Chairman of the committee, Prof. Julius Ihonvbere, gave the commendation on Tuesday in Ilorin at the end of a two-day oversight visit to Kwara to inspect the completed and ongoing UBEC-SUBEB projects.

    Ihonvbere who was in the company of other members of the committee said:”what we we have seen so far in Kwara is of high quality and satisfactory.

    ”There is evidence of focus and commitment, and a clear interest in promoting basic education and empowering our children to survive in an increasingly complex technology driven global system.

    ”I think the best way to appreciate what is going on is to have the proper understanding of how it used to be, and we’ve seen a lot in Kwara.

    “It is not always that we find a leadership like Gov. Abdulrahman AbdulRazaq that understands basic education and its value to national growth and development.

    ”If the basics, that is, the foundation, is contaminated and corrupted, what it produces can never promote peace, stability, growth and development anywhere in the world, that is why basic education is very critical,” he said.

    The committee chairman added that  states found to have diverted the UBEC grants would be sanctioned, while those that utilised them effectively would be rewarded.

    ”There are states that have collected marching grants from UBEC and have not deployed them to basic education.

    ”A few (of the states) have jettisoned the action plans of UBEC; they are doing something else with the money while some have done wishy-washy works.

    “There are penalties for states where UBEC allocated critical infrastructure to some state governments but are abandoned.

    ”We are amending the UBEC Act so that UBEC can retrieve such facilities and put them to public use.

    “Secondly, we are looking at ways to compel compliance with the law of the land; a situation whereby states that have not accessed the marching grant or have accessed it but used it wrongly will face some penalties.

    ” “At the level of the committee, the National Assembly and the UBEC, states that utilized UBEC grants perfectly like Kwara will get additional support as a reward, so that it will encourage them to do more,” Ihonvbere added.

    Also speaking, the Chairman Kwara SUBEB, Prof. Sheu  Adaramaja said the school projects covered renovation, construction, and comprehensive remodelling of various structures across at least 605 public schools in the state, including provision of furniture, public toilets, and water facilities.

    He said the turnaround of the education sector under Governor AbdulRazaq had led to increase in students’ enrolment.

    He decried how hundreds of classrooms were left dilapidated under the previous administrations.

    “The situation before was so pathetic that nobody wanted to put their children in public schools.

    ”But the story is different now.

    Enrolment of pupils into government owned schools has now increased,” Adaramaja said.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that some of the schools the committee visited included Ogele LGEA Primary School, Ogele, Otte LGEA Primary School Otte-Oja (both in Asa Local Government area) and Sheikh Alimi Junior Secondary School (Ilorin West).

    Other schools visited were Amoyo Junior Secondary School (Ifelodun); Gaa-Akanbi Junior Secondary School (Ilorin South); Shao LGEA Primary School, Shao (Moro); and Adeta UBEC Model Smart School in Ilorin West local government of the State.

    NAN also reports that some of the members of the committee on the oversight visit were  Mayowa Akinfolarin; Bashir Dawudu; Oluyemi Taiwo; Mufutau Egberongbe and Ganiyu Olododo.

    Others included  Sylvester Ogbaga; Usman Abdullahi; Peter Owolasi; and Bukola Oyewo.

    UBEC was represented during the tour by Dr. Jimmy Equensen and Mr Yissa Yakubu.

    NAN reports that on Nov. 5, 2020, Kwara received N7.1 million grants from the UBEC, the first time since 2013 when the state was blacklisted from the national scheme.

    The governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr Rafiu Ajakaye, made this known in Ilorin on Thursday.

    According to him, the development represents a historic feat for Gov. Abdulrazaq who has spent the last one year working to reposition basic education in the state, beginning with the payment of N450m diverted funds which had brought Kwara under the hammer of the UBEC.

    ” NAN)
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  •  The Katsina State Government has registered 25 922 Almajiri pupils across the state and also identified and integrated about 255 Qur anic schools from 2019 to date The Executive Chairman EC of the state s Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB Alhaji Lawal Buhari made this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Katsina Buhari added that 540 facilitators and mentors were also identified and trained saying the achievement was recorded through the intervention of the Basic Education Services Delivery for All BESDA According to him the registration and integration is with a view to repositioning the system to enable them to learn Western Education in addition to their Islamic Education He further revealed that the state government through the intervention within the period under review has spent 21million dollars Buhari explained that BESDA is a World Bank intervention programme geared towards supporting states with the highest number of Out of School Children He noted that the BESDA intervenes in three key areas equitable access to education improving literacy and system strengthening Katsina State has the highest number of out of school children of about 1 135 000 which comprises almajiris nomads IDPs and vulnerable children The implementation of the programme started in 2019 with the selection of 22 local government areas across the state for the reduction of Out Of School Children Also 13 LGAs for intensive literacy programme using RANA and Jolly Phonics Models From 2019 to date 255 Qur anic Learning Centres were integrated under the programme The programme has succeeded in the reduction of 361 525 out of school children representing 36 per cent of the set target in the selected LGAs in the state The EC added that BESDA programme will wind up in Oct 2022 therefore appealed to the World Bank through the Federal Government to extend the programme beyond that period He commended Gov Aminu Masari for developing the basic education sector in the state NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Katsina State Govt registers 25,922 almajiri pupils, integrates 255 Qur’anic schools
     The Katsina State Government has registered 25 922 Almajiri pupils across the state and also identified and integrated about 255 Qur anic schools from 2019 to date The Executive Chairman EC of the state s Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB Alhaji Lawal Buhari made this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Katsina Buhari added that 540 facilitators and mentors were also identified and trained saying the achievement was recorded through the intervention of the Basic Education Services Delivery for All BESDA According to him the registration and integration is with a view to repositioning the system to enable them to learn Western Education in addition to their Islamic Education He further revealed that the state government through the intervention within the period under review has spent 21million dollars Buhari explained that BESDA is a World Bank intervention programme geared towards supporting states with the highest number of Out of School Children He noted that the BESDA intervenes in three key areas equitable access to education improving literacy and system strengthening Katsina State has the highest number of out of school children of about 1 135 000 which comprises almajiris nomads IDPs and vulnerable children The implementation of the programme started in 2019 with the selection of 22 local government areas across the state for the reduction of Out Of School Children Also 13 LGAs for intensive literacy programme using RANA and Jolly Phonics Models From 2019 to date 255 Qur anic Learning Centres were integrated under the programme The programme has succeeded in the reduction of 361 525 out of school children representing 36 per cent of the set target in the selected LGAs in the state The EC added that BESDA programme will wind up in Oct 2022 therefore appealed to the World Bank through the Federal Government to extend the programme beyond that period He commended Gov Aminu Masari for developing the basic education sector in the state NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Katsina State Govt registers 25,922 almajiri pupils, integrates 255 Qur’anic schools
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    Katsina State Govt registers 25,922 almajiri pupils, integrates 255 Qur’anic schools

    The Katsina State Government has registered 25,922 Almajiri pupils across the state and also identified and integrated about 255 Qur’anic schools from 2019 to date.

    The Executive Chairman (EC), of the state’s Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Alhaji Lawal Buhari, made this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Katsina.

    Buhari added that 540 facilitators and mentors were also identified and trained, saying the achievement was recorded through the intervention of the Basic Education Services Delivery for All (BESDA).

    According to him, the registration and integration is with a view to repositioning the system to enable them to learn Western Education in addition to their Islamic Education.

    He further revealed that the state government through the intervention , within the period under review has spent 21million dollars.

    Buhari explained that BESDA is a World Bank intervention programme geared towards supporting states with the highest number of Out-of-School Children.

    He noted that the BESDA intervenes in three key areas; equitable access to education, improving literacy and system strengthening.

    “Katsina State has the highest number of out-of-school children of about 1,135,000 which comprises almajiris, nomads, IDPs  and vulnerable children.

    “The implementation of the programme started in 2019 with the selection of 22 local government areas across the state for the reduction of Out- Of-School Children.

    “Also, 13 LGAs for intensive literacy programme using RANA and Jolly Phonics Models.

    From 2019 to date, 255 Qur’anic Learning Centres were integrated under the programme.

    “The programme has succeeded in the reduction of 361,525 out of school children, representing 36 per cent of the set target in the selected LGAs in the state.

    The EC added that BESDA programme will wind up in Oct. 2022, therefore appealed to the World Bank through the Federal Government to extend the programme beyond that period.

    He commended Gov. Aminu Masari, for developing the basic education sector in the state.


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  •  Gov Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State has advocated for a synergy among stakeholders in education sector to strengthen basic education He made the appeal during a meeting with critical stakeholders in the state s education sector in Birnin Kebbi on Thursday The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the meeting was organised to brainstorm and proffer plausible solutions to some of the challenges bedevelling education sector in the state The event was meant to find solutions to problems associated with the payment of teachers salaries promotion and other related educational issues under the LGEAs The governor said Let me advise Chairmen of Local Government Education Authorities and their Secretaries Local Government Council Chairmen and other stakeholders to work together as one entity in the interest of basic education development Bagudu directed the Secretary to State Government SSG to distribute copies of the law establishing Local Government Education Authorities LGEA which specify their functions responsibilities and obligations of all stakeholders in education He also ordered SUBEB to write a letter and send a copy to him informing local government education authorities of contracts awarded and the identity of the contractors for schools infrastructure Bagudu however acknowledged what he described as the invaluable sacrifices of the chairmen of the LGEAs saying these are accomplished people in their own rights But they agreed to sacrifice and they are donating their own time and expertise to help the people their communities he noted The governor also said that SUBEB in the state had fared well saying although resources are limited but there must be value for money Bagudo stressed the need to change the narrative of basic education in the state due to the colossal support and commitment of stakeholders Prof Suleiman Khalid the Executive Chairman KBSUBEB said the LGEAs in the state were now functioning better due to the priority attention the governor was giving the sector He underscored the need for communities to partake actively in managing schools across the state Earlier education secretaries of all the 21 local government education authorities LGEAs briefed the governor on education matters in their respective areas while directors of finance of each LGEA announced the total amount of money received for the payment of teachers salaries for the month of August as requested by the governor The chairmen of the LGEAs also made inputs and suggestions on how to improve teachers welfare and boost the education sector in the state The SSG Alhaji Babale Yauri Acting Head of Service Alhaji Safiyanu Bena Acting Auditor General of the state Alhaji Faruq Rufa and Permanent Secretary Ministry for Local Government Alhaji Sani Yeldu attended the meeting NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Bagudu harps on synergy among stakehders to strengthen basic education 
     Gov Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State has advocated for a synergy among stakeholders in education sector to strengthen basic education He made the appeal during a meeting with critical stakeholders in the state s education sector in Birnin Kebbi on Thursday The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the meeting was organised to brainstorm and proffer plausible solutions to some of the challenges bedevelling education sector in the state The event was meant to find solutions to problems associated with the payment of teachers salaries promotion and other related educational issues under the LGEAs The governor said Let me advise Chairmen of Local Government Education Authorities and their Secretaries Local Government Council Chairmen and other stakeholders to work together as one entity in the interest of basic education development Bagudu directed the Secretary to State Government SSG to distribute copies of the law establishing Local Government Education Authorities LGEA which specify their functions responsibilities and obligations of all stakeholders in education He also ordered SUBEB to write a letter and send a copy to him informing local government education authorities of contracts awarded and the identity of the contractors for schools infrastructure Bagudu however acknowledged what he described as the invaluable sacrifices of the chairmen of the LGEAs saying these are accomplished people in their own rights But they agreed to sacrifice and they are donating their own time and expertise to help the people their communities he noted The governor also said that SUBEB in the state had fared well saying although resources are limited but there must be value for money Bagudo stressed the need to change the narrative of basic education in the state due to the colossal support and commitment of stakeholders Prof Suleiman Khalid the Executive Chairman KBSUBEB said the LGEAs in the state were now functioning better due to the priority attention the governor was giving the sector He underscored the need for communities to partake actively in managing schools across the state Earlier education secretaries of all the 21 local government education authorities LGEAs briefed the governor on education matters in their respective areas while directors of finance of each LGEA announced the total amount of money received for the payment of teachers salaries for the month of August as requested by the governor The chairmen of the LGEAs also made inputs and suggestions on how to improve teachers welfare and boost the education sector in the state The SSG Alhaji Babale Yauri Acting Head of Service Alhaji Safiyanu Bena Acting Auditor General of the state Alhaji Faruq Rufa and Permanent Secretary Ministry for Local Government Alhaji Sani Yeldu attended the meeting NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Bagudu harps on synergy among stakehders to strengthen basic education 
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    Bagudu harps on synergy among stakehders to strengthen basic education 

    Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State has advocated for a synergy among stakeholders in education sector to strengthen basic education.

    He made the appeal during a meeting with critical stakeholders in the state’s education sector in Birnin Kebbi on Thursday.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the meeting was organised to brainstorm and proffer plausible solutions to some of the challenges bedevelling education sector in the state.

    The event was meant to find solutions to problems associated with the payment of teachers’ salaries, promotion and other related educational issues under the LGEAs.The governor said: “Let me advise Chairmen of Local Government Education Authorities and their Secretaries, Local Government Council Chairmen and other stakeholders to work together as one entity in the interest of basic education development.

    ”Bagudu directed the Secretary to State Government (SSG) to distribute copies of the law establishing Local Government Education Authorities (LGEA) which specify their functions, responsibilities and obligations of all stakeholders in education.

    He also ordered SUBEB to write a letter and send a copy to him, informing local government education authorities of contracts awarded and the identity of the contractors for schools infrastructure.

    Bagudu, however, acknowledged what he described as the invaluable sacrifices of the chairmen of the LGEAs, saying “these are accomplished people in their own rights.

    “But, they agreed to sacrifice and they are donating their own time and expertise to help the people, their communities,” he noted.

    The governor also said that SUBEB in the state had fared well, saying although resources are limited, but there must be value for money.

    Bagudo stressed the need to change the narrative of basic education in the state due to the colossal support and commitment of stakeholders.

    Prof. Suleiman Khalid, the Executive Chairman, KBSUBEB, said the LGEAs in the state  were now functioning better due to the priority attention the governor was giving the sector.

    He underscored the need for communities to partake actively in managing schools across the state.

    Earlier, education secretaries of all the 21 local government education authorities (LGEAs) briefed the governor on education matters in their respective areas, while directors of finance of each LGEA announced the total amount of money received for the payment of teachers’ salaries for the month of August as requested by the governor.

    The chairmen of the LGEAs also made inputs and suggestions on how to improve teachers’ welfare and boost the education sector in the state.

    The SSG, Alhaji Babale Yauri; Acting Head of Service, Alhaji Safiyanu Bena; Acting Auditor General of the state, Alhaji Faruq Rufa; and Permanent Secretary, Ministry for Local Government, Alhaji Sani Yeldu, attended the meeting.


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  •  Prof Suleiman Khalid Chairman Kebbi State Universal Basic Education Board KBSUBEB said that the board had stepped up efforts to return 750 000 out of school children to classroom across the state Khalid announced the plan of the board when a delegation on Better Education Service Delivery for All BESDA Implementation Support Team from Abuja paid a courtesy visit on Gov Atiku Bagudu in Government House Birnin Kebbi on Wednesday The chairman said 86 000 out of school children were returned to school in 2021 across the state adding that in 2022 it was planned that 750 000 of such children would be returned to school These among others are some of the incredible achievements we have recorded sequel to the sustained support of Gov Abubakar Atiku Bagudu he said Receiving the delegation Gov Bagudu restated his commitment to adequately fund education at all levels in the state while appreciating the successes recorded in returning out of school children to classes in the state under the project While assuring of the readiness of his administration to logically and judiciously deploy resources to achieve better results Bagudu observed that the myriad of interventions by the federal and Kebbi state governments had positively opened the fortunes of education in the state These interventions had really helped to arrest the hitherto high level of decay in the educational institutions in the state Let me acknowledge that BESDA had also enabled the state to do what it should have done earlier this is a wake up call I am delighted that SUBEB in the state has been doing very well I want to assure that more will be done Kebbi is successfully implementing many intervention projects with the Federal Government World Bank and other agencies Education planning depends on statistics I want to direct those in charge to be mindful of the sanctity of data Bagudu directed The Team Leader Dr Bala Zakari who is also the Deputy Executive Secretary Technical UBEC Abuja said BESDA was a result oriented project under the Federal Ministry of Education expected to end next month He explained that it was a four year programme that had received tremendous support from Kebbi State Government Zakari also lauded the state for the support and cooperation it gave during the just concluded National Personnel Audit adding that BESDA was targeting out of school children to get them back to school The National Implementation Adviser BESDA Dr Dabo Adamu stated that Kebbi remained one of the best BESDA states in the country assuring that it was why the state government earned 5 miliion after the first NBS verification The state will earn more during the forthcoming second leg of the exercise I therefore want to request His Excellency to improve financial support to Kebbi SUBEB to achieve optimum result he advised NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Kebbi plans to return 750,000 out-of-school children to classroom – KBSUBEB
     Prof Suleiman Khalid Chairman Kebbi State Universal Basic Education Board KBSUBEB said that the board had stepped up efforts to return 750 000 out of school children to classroom across the state Khalid announced the plan of the board when a delegation on Better Education Service Delivery for All BESDA Implementation Support Team from Abuja paid a courtesy visit on Gov Atiku Bagudu in Government House Birnin Kebbi on Wednesday The chairman said 86 000 out of school children were returned to school in 2021 across the state adding that in 2022 it was planned that 750 000 of such children would be returned to school These among others are some of the incredible achievements we have recorded sequel to the sustained support of Gov Abubakar Atiku Bagudu he said Receiving the delegation Gov Bagudu restated his commitment to adequately fund education at all levels in the state while appreciating the successes recorded in returning out of school children to classes in the state under the project While assuring of the readiness of his administration to logically and judiciously deploy resources to achieve better results Bagudu observed that the myriad of interventions by the federal and Kebbi state governments had positively opened the fortunes of education in the state These interventions had really helped to arrest the hitherto high level of decay in the educational institutions in the state Let me acknowledge that BESDA had also enabled the state to do what it should have done earlier this is a wake up call I am delighted that SUBEB in the state has been doing very well I want to assure that more will be done Kebbi is successfully implementing many intervention projects with the Federal Government World Bank and other agencies Education planning depends on statistics I want to direct those in charge to be mindful of the sanctity of data Bagudu directed The Team Leader Dr Bala Zakari who is also the Deputy Executive Secretary Technical UBEC Abuja said BESDA was a result oriented project under the Federal Ministry of Education expected to end next month He explained that it was a four year programme that had received tremendous support from Kebbi State Government Zakari also lauded the state for the support and cooperation it gave during the just concluded National Personnel Audit adding that BESDA was targeting out of school children to get them back to school The National Implementation Adviser BESDA Dr Dabo Adamu stated that Kebbi remained one of the best BESDA states in the country assuring that it was why the state government earned 5 miliion after the first NBS verification The state will earn more during the forthcoming second leg of the exercise I therefore want to request His Excellency to improve financial support to Kebbi SUBEB to achieve optimum result he advised NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Kebbi plans to return 750,000 out-of-school children to classroom – KBSUBEB
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    Kebbi plans to return 750,000 out-of-school children to classroom – KBSUBEB

    Prof. Suleiman Khalid, Chairman, Kebbi State Universal Basic Education Board (KBSUBEB), said that the board had stepped-up efforts to return 750,000 out-of-school children to classroom across the state.

    Khalid announced the plan of the board when a delegation on Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) Implementation Support Team from Abuja paid a courtesy visit on Gov. Atiku Bagudu in Government House, Birnin Kebbi on Wednesday.

    The chairman said 86,000 out-of-school children were returned to school in 2021 across the state, adding that in 2022, it was planned that 750,000 of such children would be returned to school.

    “These, among others, are some of the incredible achievements we have recorded sequel to the sustained support of Gov. Abubakar Atiku Bagudu,”  he said.

    Receiving the delegation, Gov. Bagudu restated his commitment to adequately fund education at all levels in the state, while appreciating the successes recorded in returning out-of-school children to classes in the state under the project.

    While assuring of the readiness of his administration to logically and judiciously deploy resources to achieve better results, Bagudu observed that the myriad of interventions by the federal and Kebbi state governments had positively opened the fortunes of education in the state.

    “These interventions had really helped to arrest the hitherto high level of decay in the educational institutions in the state.

    Let me acknowledge that BESDA had also enabled the state to do what it should have done earlier, this is a wake up call.

    “I am delighted that SUBEB in the state has been doing very well, I want to assure that more will be done.

    “Kebbi is successfully implementing many intervention projects with the Federal Government, World Bank and other agencies.

    “Education planning depends on statistics, I want to direct those in charge to be mindful of the sanctity of data,” Bagudu directed.

    The Team Leader, Dr Bala Zakari who is also the Deputy Executive Secretary, Technical, UBEC Abuja, said BESDA was a result-oriented project under the Federal Ministry of Education expected to end next month.

    He explained that it was a four-year programme that had received tremendous support from Kebbi State Government.

    Zakari also lauded the state for the support and cooperation it gave during the just concluded  National Personnel Audit, adding that BESDA was targeting out-of-school children,  to get them back to school.

    The National Implementation Adviser, BESDA, Dr Dabo Adamu, stated that Kebbi remained one of the best BESDA states in the country, assuring that it was why the state government earned $5 miliion after the first NBS verification.

    “The state will earn more during the forthcoming second leg of the exercise.

    I, therefore, want to request His Excellency to improve financial support to Kebbi SUBEB to achieve optimum result,” he advised.


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  •  Katsina State Government has called on traditional rulers to redouble their efforts in supporting the sustainability of the ongoing Girls Education Project Phase 3 GEP 3 in the state The Executive Chairman EC of the State s Universal Basic Education SUBEB Alhaji Badamasi Daura made the call at a meeting with traditional rulers on Monday in Katsina Daura represented by a Permanent Member of the board Alhaji Ashiru Sani Batsari said the meeting was a follow up to the community accountability on sustaining the project The GEP 3 project was initiated by the UN Children s Fund UNICEF as part of support to Nigeria to tackle out of school children especially the girl child It was also aimed to ensure an increase in the enrollment retention transition and completion of primary to secondary schools by the female children especially in the northern part of the country According to him the traditional rulers are closer to the people therefore the need to involve them in the struggle to achieve the sustainability of the project He explained that UNICEF had a stipulated time to end its intervention in this area therefore government was making efforts to see its sustainance even without them The EC added that The traditional rulers are closer to the people anyone they talk to on the enrollment of the female children in school will listen to them Therefore we are collaborating with them to ensure that all our children go back to school to the completion level and also have skills especially our female children He explained that with UNICEF intervention the state had seen a lot of improvements especially in the areas of enrollment retention transition and completion of school The Emir of Katsina Alhaji Abdulmuminu Kabir Usman represented by a Councilor in the emirate Alhaji Saidu Abe reiterated the council s commitment to support any programme aimed at improving the education sector in the state He added that the emirate council had sensitised its district and village heads to the importance of education saying that they were also doing their best in the area of girl child education The Emir of Daura Alhaji Faruk Umar Faruk represented by the Bebejin Daura Alhaji Abba Yahaya called on government to make available more funds for the projects Earlier the lead facilitator for the meeting Alhaji Kabir Ruma had revealed that about 535 public primary schools and 200 Integrated Qur anic schools were benefiting from the intervention According to him since May 2012 UNICEF has been implementing the 8 year GEP 3 project aimed at contributing to improved social and economic opportunity for girls in Northern Nigeria But the GEP 3 project is funded by the UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office FCDO he disclosed NewsSourceCredit NAN
    KTSG seeks traditional rulers’ support to sustain GEP-3 project
     Katsina State Government has called on traditional rulers to redouble their efforts in supporting the sustainability of the ongoing Girls Education Project Phase 3 GEP 3 in the state The Executive Chairman EC of the State s Universal Basic Education SUBEB Alhaji Badamasi Daura made the call at a meeting with traditional rulers on Monday in Katsina Daura represented by a Permanent Member of the board Alhaji Ashiru Sani Batsari said the meeting was a follow up to the community accountability on sustaining the project The GEP 3 project was initiated by the UN Children s Fund UNICEF as part of support to Nigeria to tackle out of school children especially the girl child It was also aimed to ensure an increase in the enrollment retention transition and completion of primary to secondary schools by the female children especially in the northern part of the country According to him the traditional rulers are closer to the people therefore the need to involve them in the struggle to achieve the sustainability of the project He explained that UNICEF had a stipulated time to end its intervention in this area therefore government was making efforts to see its sustainance even without them The EC added that The traditional rulers are closer to the people anyone they talk to on the enrollment of the female children in school will listen to them Therefore we are collaborating with them to ensure that all our children go back to school to the completion level and also have skills especially our female children He explained that with UNICEF intervention the state had seen a lot of improvements especially in the areas of enrollment retention transition and completion of school The Emir of Katsina Alhaji Abdulmuminu Kabir Usman represented by a Councilor in the emirate Alhaji Saidu Abe reiterated the council s commitment to support any programme aimed at improving the education sector in the state He added that the emirate council had sensitised its district and village heads to the importance of education saying that they were also doing their best in the area of girl child education The Emir of Daura Alhaji Faruk Umar Faruk represented by the Bebejin Daura Alhaji Abba Yahaya called on government to make available more funds for the projects Earlier the lead facilitator for the meeting Alhaji Kabir Ruma had revealed that about 535 public primary schools and 200 Integrated Qur anic schools were benefiting from the intervention According to him since May 2012 UNICEF has been implementing the 8 year GEP 3 project aimed at contributing to improved social and economic opportunity for girls in Northern Nigeria But the GEP 3 project is funded by the UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office FCDO he disclosed NewsSourceCredit NAN
    KTSG seeks traditional rulers’ support to sustain GEP-3 project
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    KTSG seeks traditional rulers’ support to sustain GEP-3 project

    Katsina State Government has called on traditional rulers to redouble their efforts in supporting the sustainability of the ongoing Girls’ Education Project Phase 3 (GEP-3) in the state. 

    The Executive Chairman (EC) of the State’s Universal Basic Education (SUBEB), Alhaji Badamasi Daura, made the call at a meeting with traditional rulers on Monday in Katsina.

    Daura, represented by a Permanent Member of the board, Alhaji Ashiru Sani-Batsari, said the meeting was a follow-up to the community accountability on sustaining the project.

    The GEP-3 project was initiated by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) as part of support to Nigeria, to tackle out-of-school children, especially the girl child.

    It was also aimed to ensure an increase in the enrollment, retention, transition and completion of primary to secondary schools by the female children, especially in the northern part of the country.

    According to him, the traditional rulers are closer to the people, therefore the need to involve them in the struggle to achieve the sustainability of the project.

    He explained that UNICEF had a stipulated time to end its intervention in this area, therefore, government was making efforts to see its sustainance even without them.

    The EC added that, “The traditional rulers are closer to the people, anyone they talk to on the enrollment of the female children in school will listen to them.

    “Therefore, we are collaborating with them to ensure that all our children go back to school to the completion level and also have skills, especially our female children.

    ” He explained that with UNICEF intervention, the state had seen a lot of improvements, especially in the areas of enrollment, retention, transition and completion of school.

    The Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmuminu Kabir-Usman, represented by a Councilor in the emirate, Alhaji Saidu Abe, reiterated the council’s commitment to support any programme aimed at improving the education sector in the state.

    He added that the emirate council had sensitised its district and village heads to the importance of education, saying that they were also doing their best in the area of girl-child education.

    The Emir of Daura, Alhaji Faruk Umar-Faruk, represented by the Bebejin Daura, Alhaji Abba Yahaya, called on government to make available more funds for the projects. 

    Earlier, the lead facilitator for the meeting, Alhaji Kabir Ruma, had revealed that about 535 public primary schools, and 200 Integrated Qur’anic schools were benefiting from the intervention. 

    According to him, since May, 2012, UNICEF has been implementing the 8-year GEP-3 project, aimed at contributing to improved social and economic opportunity for girls in Northern Nigeria.

    “But the GEP-3 project is funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO),” he disclosed.  


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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
    Education3 weeks ago

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

    Sokoto Go Green Project to gulp N20 million-Official

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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